Nits, bullies, yard duty. They were just some of the reasons one teacher recently handed in her notice and ran screaming from the playground. Now, teacher Lucy O’Brien has responded with all the reasons she’d never give the classroom away.
I’m a High School History teacher in Sydney and I’ve been working in public education for 8 years. Teaching. It’s certainly not for everyone and I admire anyone who knows when to walk away. But alongside the achingly bad there is a lot of good and it’s a profession that I am proud of. These are the 17 reasons why being a teacher is sensational.
1. Being able to stand up every day and talk to a group of people about something you find interesting.
2. Being a source of inspiration, even if not with the actual content of the lesson but with your attitude. Life is good and it’s worth paying attention.