Thursday, March 20, 2014

Best and Worst Teaching

As a teacher I get the unique privilege of interacting with young people on a daily basis.  I think I'm good at teaching.  I know my content.  My kids test scores blow the state averages and district averages out of the water.  Kids usually like my class.

Yet, teaching is so much more than what I teach, I've come to find.  It's who I teach.  There are 125 very unique souls I see every day, each with their own hopes and dreams and fears.

After 7 years, I find that on my best days, I focus on the kids.

On my average days, I focus on the content.

And on my worst days, I focus on myself.   

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