In a recent InterACT blog post, Kelly Kovacic gave aof why she teaches. In solidarity, bloggers in Washington and Arizona are posting blogs to pay tribute to why each of us teaches.
Why do I teach?
The scope is large; I teach for thousands of beautifully articulated moments – and – millions more unspoken ones. As my students launch into a poetry unit to participate in theprogram, I can’t think of a better way to pay tribute to why I teach than in poetic form.
So here goes:
Delivered unto a place
where magic happens.
Yoda-like Mentor says,
“As you greet students at classroom door,
do your eyes light up when you see them?”
Got me thinking.
EVERY day. EVERY class period.
8 years now.
Giver-of-Band-Aids, Giver-of-Hugs, Giver-of-Confidence
Lifter-of-Spirits, Empowerment-of-Thinkers, Creator-of-Scholars
Giver of assessments and benchmark grades?
Every teaching cliche: I am.
Every apple-embroidered vest and denim skirt: I am
Every student desiring a free, public education:
Eyes sparkle and face lights up –
with students in my life.
I could go on for hours about why I teach. I’m more interested, however, in what makes YOU sparkle. What makes your face light up?
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