Why I Teach

Today was one of the best moments of my only beginning teaching career.

I have a group of girls in one of my classes who try really hard, but not everything clicks for them. It doesn’t help that they tend to be chronically absent. Today we were doing an activity and these girls were struggling with the problems. I sat down at their table and began to guide them through the process….A few minutes later I stood up from their group and one of the girls looked at me and said, “The only reason I came to school today was to come to math class and see you.” I’m not able to accurately express what those kind words meant to me, but I’ve never been more positive that this is what I want to do with my life.  Moments like that are why I am a teacher.

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