What do you love about teaching?
This question can not be answered in one sentence. You see, teaching and I have a very intimate love affair. I am so passionate about teaching that at times it is my obsession. Last night, I tweeted in the ONedchat:
A6: BALANCE! Teaching is not only my profession sometimes it is my hobby and addiction. I need to know when to say "no" sometimes. #ONedchat
2014-09-03, 7:45 PM
I am so love with teaching it truly is hard to say no.
What do I love about teaching?
Let me count the ways
I love the the moment the light and excitement appears in students eyes.
The laughter, connection and stories from children honestly bring me joy.
The struggles, the "I can't"s and "I don't know how", push me to try harder.
The back talk, sweet talk, chit chat, reflective moments and silence.
Teaching is ever changing and never stays the same.
I am my own boss and I set my own timelines, expectations of myself and rise to the occasion.
I am able to be a creative as I want to be, try to be and need to be.
Guiding young people to continue to love learning and to find their passions.
The thrill and the rush of reaching and impacting that one student who doesn't like school, teachers and learning.
I can honestly say that I coulnd't imagine doing anything else that satisfies me the way teaching does. I feel so very lucky to have a JOB that I feel so passionate about. What do I love about teaching?
Maybe it can be summarized with one word after all: