I saw a post recently that asked teachers to share why they loved teaching. It’s a good opportunity to stop and remind myself of all the good things I like about what I do every day. It’s a hard job and I can say there have been times I’ve thought whether I should stick with it. Yet when I reflect on what I like about teaching, I know there’s no other job as satisfying and as engaging as helping students reach their best.

So, here are the reasons I love teaching: 

1.) Students excited about learning!!! 

2.) Life-long learning alongside students 

3.) The creative challenges: lesson planning, monitoring learning, creating activities, and re-imagining the classroom 

4.) Quite simply: there’s never a dull moment–my friends envy my work stories

5.) … And maybe holidays, snow days, and summers off aren’t bad either