Today in my Education class, we watched this video. It is amazing. I love it when someone asks me why I want to be a teacher. You won't make any money doing that. High school English? That's the worst! High schoolers are terrible! You're crazy.
See that right there? That's where people have it wrong. All of that.. Being a teacher isn't about making money. It's about making a difference. High school isn't terrible unless you make it terrible. Teenagers are incredible. And they're the future. Children under 18 might only make up a small percentage of the population, but they make up 100% of the future.
If one student, just one, comes back to me and says, "Gee, you really helped me understand Shakespeare. You really helped me learn how to write a paper. I didn't get the difference between a simile and a metaphor before your class." or even "You were there when I needed someone to talk to. Thanks," then I've made a difference. And that's why I want to be a teacher.