Early in my teaching career someone wise told me, ‘The best thing about teaching is that it matters. The hardest thing is that it matters every day’, maths teacher and Wootube guru Eddie Woo writes.
What I love about working in schools is that there is a human being at every desk. They’re around every corner, in every area of the playground, ready to be positively impacted by someone with the time and attention to just speak with them, see where they’re at and what’s going in their lives, and caring enough to help them take the next step to move toward their needs and goals.
It’s an extraordinary privilege and worth remembering each and every morning before you launch yourself out into the classroom.