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Why I Continue to Teach

Monday, August 03, 2015


This upcoming school year will bring with it a lot of uncertainty and unanswered questions. Teachers will be taking strike action in the form of enhanced work-to-rule, our school will be saying goodbye to cherished staff members and we will be reorganizing class locations throughout the school. On a good note, we will also begin implementing Google Apps for Education and, while I have a Google Educator certificate, I am still trying to envision how to deliver new French curriculum within thirty-minute French periods while equipping students with the 21st century knowledge and skills they need to succeed. I will admit that I put a lot of pressure on myself to do everything I can to be a better French teacher but there are those rare moments when I think how easy it would be to quit teaching altogether and pursue a different avenue. No more report cards, no more marking, no more late nights planning the perfect lesson. But then I think about that card I wrote to my grade 6 French teacher, the one in which I thanked her for inspiring me to pursue a career as an FSL teacher. You see, I never chose teaching. It was never just a job. It was my calling, and it chose me. 


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28 COMMENTS

  1. Nice post and illustration, it's great to be in a job you love :-)

    Have a teachtastic week :-)

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    1. Thank you! It has its moments but I consider myself lucky to be doing something I love.

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  2. It sounds like you will have a challenge this year for school, I admire those who are teachers and like you said, most love teaching. Have a great week!
    Karren

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    1. It's funny because the longer I teach, the more challenging I find it. They have said that this is the most disruptive time in education, trying to prepare students for jobs that don't even exist yet.

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  3. I was a teacher for many years. God bless you. You are changing lives! Teresa from NanaHood

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  4. A very nice post. My mother is a teacher too, and I myself went to s camp like a teacher to work with children, but for me it was not a pleasure at all. I think such people as you and my mom have real calling and that's great!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Olga

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  5. Teaching is a gift and not everyone has it, you are very blessed to be a teacher and most importantly to love what you do the way you do.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  6. Being one myself, an educator's job is always changing and interesting and the rewards come down the line but it is a great thing to be part of it.

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  7. YOu are such an amazing person to go an extra mile for your students.

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  8. You are doing very important work and that must be so satisfying, even on the hardest days :)

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  9. it's wonderful that you feel that your job is a calling. hold on to that thought whenever the going gets tough, and it will keep you going :)

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  10. Teaching is certainly challenging but rewarding.

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  11. Teaching is now harder than ever.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/08/ww-bathroom-doors-are-you-egg-or-sausage.html

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  12. Good on you to have found your calling. You'll never work a day in your life if you enjoy what you are doing.

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  13. Those are the same reasons I love to teach. We start back up on Monday.

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  14. What an awesome post Diana! I know quite a few teachers personally and you are all absolutely amazing people. How awesome to LOVE what you do!

    http://www.homeofohm.com/2015/08/another-busy-week-wordlesswednesday.html

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  15. Those are great reasons! I think children are lucky to have you teaching them.

    Momfever

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  16. Whew! Sounds like a lot to accomplish in 30 minutes! I have such fond memories of my high school French teacher. I hope you have a great school year!

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  17. Lovely post, you are doing a great job :)

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  18. Teaching is a great profession, you are touching the lives of many people. There are a few teachers in my life that really molded me into who i am today, and I am very thankful for them. I am glad that you love your job. Nice illustration and the SMILE acronym :-)

    Also, thanks for the linky :-)

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  19. Great read! It's hard work but the rewards are so worth it.

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  20. You sound like a wonderful teacher, and if you left you would miss all the kids

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  21. My mom was a special ed teacher and loved it so much! I applaud you and others like you for the work that you do!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  22. You are amazing. Thank you and all the teachers for continuing to do what you do despite everything that is going on

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  23. The teachers who love what they do make a difference.

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  24. I see such a difference between the teachers I had growing up and those my children have. I dreaded their first day of school, I felt like I was betraying them. Quality nurturing teachers make a difference to the children and to the parents.

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