I’m not a teacher, and the world is a better place for it. Trust me, there are those who possess the patience, skill and talent to work with young children – I am not one of them. I volunteer, occasionally, in very, very small doses. And teachers, grateful for the extra hands, give me projects involving cutting, copying or other busy work– no student interaction; they scare me – I scare them , this arrangement works best.
In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, today’s Babble is a big, public thank you to all the educators out there making a difference.
You know you are a teacher if…
- Crayon sales excite you.
- You use cat litter to mop up vomit at home.
- Arguments with your spouse involve asking him/her to use their inside voice.
- When someone asks how many children you have, your immediate answer is 20 or more.
- You still get excited on snow days.
- Every garment you own has a paint, marker or ink stain.
- You secretly yearn to start an algebra lesson with, “You’ll never need this stuff in real life.”
- Open House should come with Open Bar.
- Graduation night makes you cry, too.
- The students you nurture take far more than knowledge from your classroom – they take a little piece of your heart, and leave the same with you.