…I teach because there is a great fulfillment that comes in working with boys and girls.
…I teach because I wanted to be a sculptor, and I can do so, by shaping lives for the future.
…I teach because I wanted to be an artist, and I can do so, by painting dreams for children.
…I teach because I wanted to be a musician, and I can, in giving inspiration to children.
…I teach because I wanted to be a historian, and I can in having recorded something for the lives of great men to come.
…I teach because I wanted to be a poet, and I can in writing impressive passages of mankind.
…I teach because of the reward I receive when a child’s frown turns to smiles, or when he/she says, “Now I understand.”
…I teach because of the personal growth I receive each day as I venture out on a quest for knowledge and techniques to help my students understand.
…I teach for it is in this where I can see the worthwhile and true fulfillment of living.
Why do you teach?
This was originally posted on MasterTeacher.com. A wonderful site I stumbled on that’s focused on the professional development of teachers. Take a look around their site when you get a chance. There’s some really good ideas that are applicable to sports coaches too.
More here: @masterteacher.