I think that teaching is one of the most beautiful things that we have in the world. Looking at the student’s eyes–beaming at you. Eager to absorb knowledge as well as contribute their own feelings, thoughts, and aspirations. Every time I experience this from my Sunday School kids my heart just melts.
Teaching is a difficult path. Not easy by any means. You will always face students who are unwilling to participate and even rebellious. Withdraw your backhand and give them the attention that they crave.
Students don’t remember everything you may tell them, but they will always remember how you acted toward them. They don’t see you just as a teacher, but as a friend, a mentor, and even an older brother or sister. You build a bond that transcends the classroom and becomes almost spiritual in nature.
Teachers. Some of the most noble people in society. How can society run without teachers? Simple answer–we can’t. Without teachers we would all just be empty vessels and mindless in soul and spirit.
Let’s give our teachers some love today.