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Day 4: What do you love most about teaching?

Strangely enough, I don’t hear this question very often. I hear a lot of “oh, you’re a teacher? That’s awesome! (Awkward silence),” and “oh I could never do that, you are a special person…” Not sure what that says about the profession.

Responding to this question is difficult. It’s not because I don’t love teaching, but I think this says something about me as a person and a professional—I don’t celebrate what I “love” very much, and I don’t think about what I “love” concerning teaching very much. That’s not to say  I don’t come home and report back to my husband the good (and bad) things that happened during the day, but I have never pin-pointed what I love about teaching. Weird, right?

So instead of picking what I love most, I’m going to list what I do love:

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