Courage Under Fire

I might go back after Summer…we’ll see!

If you are afraid of the heat, don’t go to the kitchen

It takes guts to become a teacher, not just knowledge and how to communicate effectively. Few people realize that facing 25 or more kids or teens is indeed a terrifying experience. I have seen novel teachers use the revolving door, that is, they came, they saw, and they fled, sometimes in tears. They could have become excellent teachers with time and patience. Perhaps the system is faulty as it doesn’t prepare future instructors properly and throws them to the wolves just like primitive tribes which used to send their teens to the jungle armed with only a spear: If they returned safe and sound, they became men, they became warriors. If not, O well!

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  1. It’s been two years since I haven’t been in the classroom, and while I miss it, I probably won’t return. Kudos to anyone who stays the course!

    1. Thanks. This is a topic that always gets me going, especially because I spend enough time with children on a daily basis, and it bothers me to see how many of them cannot read at grade level.

      1. I can understand that. I have never taught but have seen when we have gone to various stores that some of the teenagers/young adults have trouble with change which is basic math.

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