Today on May 15th, ‘World Teachers’ Day’, we reflect on what it means to be a teacher!
7 weeks ago, and in the blink of an eye, classrooms across the world emptied! Teachers arrived at school to lifeless rooms and empty seats.
And as the hands of time passed and days grew longer, the days seemed increasingly empty. The life that had filled the hallways and the classrooms was no longer there.
The teachers sat and wondered about what it now was to be a teacher and what it was, that made them choose this profession in the first place.
Those little moments of triumph, the slight smile of a child achieving a goal, overcoming a hurdle or saying thank you for making a difference, seemed suddenly invaluable, they were everything!
Soon the teachers realised that the children were the school, they were the curriculum and they are the lessons that we all teach. A school without children is simply a building.
It’s the smiles, the tears, the moments, that you’ll never forget, the intangible bond between student and teacher that makes this job so meaningful, it’s the relationships we forge.
I think I speak for every teacher out there when I say “I can’t wait until this is all over and the kids come back!”
Happy Teachers’ Day everyone! ❤️
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