Why I Stay in Teaching
Posted: 01/27/2014 1:37 pm
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I never planned to be a teacher. I was headed for law school, for a real career. Teaching was something to “get out of my system.” I would teach a couple of years and then go get a real job.
After the first couple of years, I promised myself I would leave when I didn’t love my job any more. Twenty-nine years later, that day still has not come.
So, why do I stay?
I stay because I laugh and learn every day. Your children are funny, insightful, and brutally honest. If my shoes don’t match my outfit, they tell me. If my argument that Invisible Man is an important twentieth century classic doesn’t convince them, they tell me. But they also teach me that writers other than Aristotle effectively employ rhetorical appeals. They have taught me that great literature comes in many different forms — sometimes even in as unlikely a place as a speech by Ashton Kutcher at the Teen Choice Awards. Baca lebih lanjut