#32: That Escalated Quickly
There are many joys to teaching and shaping young minds; a good teacher can be a tremendous influence on their students. With all the joys and special connections they get to make with their students, teaching is also very challenging. Sometimes, making that special connection with the students doesn’t come easily, and you hit a lot of bumps in the road.
These bumps in the road are the realities of being a teacher – the low pay, the unappreciative parents, the kids who treat you with contempt; it all comes down to a lot of pain. Eventually, though, if you make it through the rough patches and you find a way to connect with the kids and make a difference, it’s all worth it.