关键词:educators, why, reason
We’ve talked a lot about how the 1)recession has impacted your education. Teachers are affected, too. We’ve seen 2)layoffs; we’ve seen budget cuts. Considering all of the challenges that teachers face, it raises the question: why teach? Well, recently, we asked educators to tell us why they do it, what they love about their jobs. Take a listen to some of their replies.
Omekongo Dibinga (Washington, D.C.): I became a teacher because there is a quotation that says children are the messages that we send to a future that we just don’t know. And I 3)thrive every day with the possibility that I can help shape a positive message for the future.
Jason Gatson (Fort Worth, Texas): I believe in knowledge and I believe that very few professions offer you the chance to influence the future like teaching does. Granting somebody the gift of knowledge can lead them to a better life that they otherwise would not have had.
W. J. O’Reilly (New York City): If, as a teacher, I can suppress my own 4)egotistical idea that I know the truth, then I give my students the chance to test their opinions and follow those intellectual threads inward to their own self discovery, with guidance of course. This is inner-motivation, and it’s why I call myself a teacher every day.