I may never meet this teacher, but I stumbled upon her going out Facebook status, due to a person I have met, who must of had her in the past. My curiosity stricken me and decided to read what she had to say. Maybe her words can motivate you to do better, I know it motivated me!!!
"The word is out. This will be my final year at Mil. HS (indefinitely).
There’s a saying “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” The idea is that if you can become an engineer, you do. If you can become a doctor, you do. If you can become a ____, you do. And if you can’t, well … just become a teacher because anyone can teach.
Here’s the thing. Yes, it might be easier to become a teacher than an engineer or doctor or _____, but it takes a heart of gold to wake up every morning and love on kids that are not your own for a few measly dollars a day. In fact, every teacher I know puts money from their paycheck BACK into their job for supplies and lab equipment (what other job does that?!?!).
The hard part is not getting the credential. It’s standing in front of 160 (maybe 170) hungry wolves waiting for you to fall. It’s developing a lesson that won’t cause eyes to roll back. It’s knowing how to restore a kid after her mom “ripped her a new one” because she made a tiny mistake. It’s remember to bring extra food in case one of your 160 forgot to bring something to eat. It’s learning how to give kids a sense of purpose in life. It’s figuring out a way to help a kid’s mom find a job because their alcoholic father won’t work and they’re barely surviving. Like I said, the hard part is not getting the credential. The hard part is not caring.
I sit here in tears, because I am leaving a job that has taught me so much and friends and students who I care about dearly. But there’s also a need to move on because if I want my I**** and L**** to never stop chasing their dreams, then I can’t either.
To my students, past and present, if there is one final lesson I may give (and I hope it isn’t), it is this: never stop chasing your goals. The goals you set in your 20s as you finish college … attain them. Don’t give up. And once you’ve attained your goal, set a new one and chase that. The trick is to not move the goal post or you will keep running unsatisfied. Set a goal. Reach your goal. Feel accomplished. Repeat.
Your passion(s) in life might change, but try not to quit on things you’ve put your mind to. Otherwise, you will set up a pattern of giving up. If you quit once, what’s the harm in quitting a second time? Try not to go down that path (I speak from experience). And your goal doesn’t have to reflect around your career. Just don’t stop learning and don’t settle for easy.
Made some paleo pasta using zuccini noodles i made myself and chicken with some avo and a drizzle of evoo #gainz #treatyoself #paleo
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