Please don’t become a teacher if you think you just get to play with kids all day, leave when they leave, and just have them work from a textbook.
Don’t become a teacher because you think it will shelter you from the demands of a high paying job, or give you those summers off to pursue your real interests.
Please don’t become a teacher if it seems like an easy job where all you have to do is fill students’ minds and then test them on it afterwards.
But do become a teacher if you believe in all children, not just those with fortunate lives.
Become a teacher if you want to be part of someone’s life, good or bad. If you see the world through challenges and things to explore.
Please do become a teacher if you have unwavering faith, love, and patience. If you are not afraid of change, have convictions, and honestly believe that ALL children can succeed.
Then become a teacher; if your heart is in it, because it must be in it to endure all of the outside demands that we face. Please do become a teacher if you want to grow and have a job that changes you as a person while you help change others. Become a teacher if you have much to give, much to love, and much to believe. But if you don’t, please don’t become a teacher.
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