I was a teacher once. It’s true. I taught eighth grade my last four years of teaching. Some think teaching middle schoolers would be hell. Honestly, I loved my kids. Some were funny. Some were troubled. And, quite frankly, some just pulled on my heart strings.
And, most of them listened to me.
What an opportunity teachers have that they can impart to young minds and hearts. Even beyond academia.
Thank you, thank you educators for giving up going out to lunch, high-paying salaries, and your own cash buying supplies for our children.
You are the real world changers.
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams
5 responses to “The Bell Rings Again.”
Very good post, coming from one of the best teachers God ever put in a classroom.
Thank, MO. For now, I just teach a 6yo and 4yo. But, who knows. I might step back inside that classroom again one day.
Oh, wouldda been fun to have YOU as a teacher. 🙂
Middle schoolers are the most amazing and intersting group of children. They are in a phase where they are still children, but growing up. They are funny, loving, and they STILL need us no matter what they do or say. For me, teaching is such a rewarding, awesome job and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. You thank teachers…but I thank parents for trusting us with their children…these children who rock my world and whom I miss so much in the summer time, I dream about them. They are my children too!
Small world, Mrs. Takle.
When I was in the Miss Georgetown pageant in 1988, thankyousokindly, I said that phrase above. But I said it in Spanish:
La maestra affecta la eternidad. Ella nunca puede decir donde su influencia para.
And there you go.