A teacher is….
An encourager of dreams
A finder of passions
A bringer of confidence
A spotter of sadness
A judge and a jury
A vision of patience
A giver of wisdom
A taker of fear
A worrier, long after the bell rings for home.
A teacher feels…
Every bruised knee
Or bruised pride
Every empty snack box
Every lonely child in the play ground
Every rough time at home, that shows itself in dark circles around sad little eyes.
Every child that doesn’t have enough
Every child that doesn’t think they can.
Every teacher struggles with a work-load designed – at best for three – but heaped on only one.
Every day they worry how they will do it, yet every day, it gets done.
A teacher is not a job, it is a calling and every great teacher has a life-long effect.
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day…
Ladies, Pass It On
Words: Donna Ashworth