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Chapter 2: Teaching as a Calling
Teaching as a Calling
When you find yourself lying awake at 3:00 in the morning, wondering what you can do to make yourself a better teacher, you have reached the point where you really do understand what teaching is all about.
This is not a profession—it is a passion! I send my students postcards when I am on vacation. I call them over holiday break and summer vacation. I am constantly creating new lessons. I cannot shop without finding something to share with them.
If you are glad to be teaching, your students will know.
We've probably all known teachers who were just putting in their time until retirement, either people who went into teaching for all ...