In Praise of Teachers

May 4, 2010

By C. J. Stegall-Evans 

I wanted to become a teacher because teachers do this amazing thing; you know the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, well, teachers just give it away. Teachers stand in their classrooms every day and dispense the keys to success. Teachers are not only responsible for what they do in their classroom they are also expected to lead impeccable lives outside their schools.

 In a society where good role models are few, unfortunately, it is incumbent upon the teachers to take up the slack. Teachers and the school system have a huge responsibility in that they are the foundation that holds civilization together.

I was recently gifted with a mug that says, “Teaching is the profession that creates all other.” Teaching is a profession of service to others that is bigger than any one individual. I believe it was Mr. Spock form Star Trek II who said it best, “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Teaching is an honorable, yet, thankless, and low paying profession that requires high ethical standards, the patience of a saint, and a boat load of prayer.

 

** It’s Teacher Appreciation Week; take the time to let a teacher know he or she was/is important to you. **

 

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