"Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care."
Teaching is what I've always felt called to do. I've known for a very long time that God was leading me to be a teacher and I love where I am in my profession and I really do love my job. Although some days are hard, most days are really good, and a lot of days are absolutely wonderful. I teach fourth grade at a wonderful school in NC and I love my fabulous fourth grade friends. I think fourth grade was destined to be my thing and I can't imagine teaching any other age :)
I love the quote that I have posted above and I think that it says a lot about the life of a teacher. I care deeply about my students and desperately want them to succeed, be happy, and know how to respect themselves and others. I spend a lot of time thinking about my students and planning for their days, and even though the hours are long...it's worth it in the long run to have a student tell you how much they have learned or see them grow throughout the school year.
So...here's to all the 9 and 10 year olds that I spend every day with and I know will change the world one day
Happy Teaching - Courtney