This quote I posted about the hectic nature of teaching has made the rounds, and I’ve caught quite of few people say that quote makes them not want to teach, or it terrified them.
To be sure, the quote is accurate. The job is hectic, but it’s not impossible.
Nor is it for everyone.
Quotes like this draw attention to the ugly truth of our jobs: It’s dirty, and sometimes it lacks respect and glamor. Our time is both valued and unvalued at the same time.
But if you’re in teaching for the right reasons (because it’s what you like to DO, a subject you have a passion for, because you like to help others), then the brief, small rewards are worth it.
Absolutely. My job tires me out like nothing else I’ve ever done. However, I spend every day with hilarious kids who make me laugh so much. I see their eyes light up with excitement when they experience something new in my room. Working with families to lay the foundation for their education for years to come is so worthwhile. I am happy because I love what I do.