" Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is ." - William Glasser
For most other jobs in the world, you can say that success is largely measured in terms of your paycheck. The better you perform, the higher you go; the higher you go, the more money you get. It's all about you. But not for a teacher's job. The success of a teacher lies in the success of others. Their entire lives are dedicated to make the lives of others. It is the most selfless profession, and also the hardest.
We always thought that our teachers were being paid to give us homework, scold us and make our lives difficult. But today, having stepped into the 'real world' they kept talking about back then, I understand that the years they dedicated to my learning made me who I am today .
We've often heard people say, " If I can't become anything else, I'll become a teacher." Many of us think that teaching is the simplest and the easiest job there is. But here's something that'll make you realise how in reality, it's the complete opposite:
1. While we thought that homework was our teachers’ way of torturing us, we never thought about how torturous it must have been for them to check everyone's homework every day.
5. Imagine how patient one must be to handle a bunch of students who regularly gang up against them! Remember those teachers who returned for the next class, with the same faith and confidence to teach, without holding on to grudges?
6. Who hasn't called their teachers ' mumma ' instead of ma'am? And so many times, teachers refer to their students as 'my kids.' It was probably because they were our parents when we were away from home. How hard it must be to handle children with different sensibilities, treating them equally like their own kids!
12. A teacher's job may not pay as much as many other jobs, but the responsibilities are the highest. The biggest failure of a teacher is being termed the one responsible for the failure of his students.