Dear Teacher Of The Future...


What teachers of the future really need to know.

    Hi Friends! Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Teacher's Appreciation Week! There has been so much in the news lately that paints a negative picture of schools and the teaching profession lately, that I felt compelled to speak out. I felt compelled to speak out because I would hate to see young people with a passion for teaching begin to second guess their life plan because of the picture being painted in the news.
     Let me first say...
TEACHING IS HARD!
TEACHING IS EXHAUSTING!
TEACHING IS OVERWHELMING!

But guess what??!! So are most jobs in the real world! Every friend I have that has a job can say all those same things about their jobs/careers on any given day! It is called ADULTING people. So if those are the reasons that are making you second guess your reasons for becoming a teacher... good luck finding a profession that isn't at some point hard, exhausting, and overwhelming!  
     The world is a difficult place right now. But as strange as it may seem, that is one of the reasons being a teacher is such a fabulous thing! Because in this difficult world, you can be the "one thing" that makes sense for some of your students. You can be the stability in their city of chaos. You can be the sunshine in their storm. You can be their familiar face in a world of strangers.
     But here is the other thing. You won't just be impacting the students in your classroom. You will have the power to impact students you don't even realize have connected with you. It may be a student in the classroom next door to you, or a student down the hall. It may be a child who sees you daily in the cafeteria or sees you at door duty at the end of the day. Your reach is infinite. Your impact is boundless. 
AS A TEACHER YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE LIVES.
If you even have the slightest feeling that you want to be a teacher...go for it...
because it is so worth it!


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11 comments

  1. So true, Diane! I love the words "a passion for teaching" - those are the teachers our students need. Just as in any profession, "If you find the job you love, you'll never work a day in your life"!
    Thanks for sharing this post!
    Linda at Primary Inspiration

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  2. Every new teacher-to-be should read this! Great post!

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  3. Oh my beautiful VET teacher you have explained this sooooooooo well. EVERY NEW TEACHER and VET teacher needs to read this. One of my favorite posts I have read in a long time. I LOVE YOU! Thank you for being soooooo FAB!!!!!!!
    ((HUGS))
    Tiffany
    One Fab Teacher

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    1. I LOVE YOU TOO my sweet friend!
      xxoo,
      Diane

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  4. So well put my friend! Every day is a new day and one that gives you the chance to spread joy! Every child whose life you have touched is so lucky (including my two)! Such a great message to send out to those considering this profession! Awesome words from an awesome person!

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    1. Thank you so much my friend! I consider myself blessed to be part of so many wonderful lives, including yours!
      xxoo,
      Diane

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  5. I enjoyed reading this; it is so true. The kids make it worth it, and yours are so lucky to have you! Hope you are having a fabulous week!

    Amanda

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