Because even though deep down in the pits of our hearts we really do truly love our job, it is usually the main source of stress in our lives. We go to bed at night sometimes not thinking and worrying about our own children (because we know they are safely nestled in their beds), but worrying about the safety and well being of our students, whom we also refer to as our children.
To date, that is the best piece of teaching advice I’ve ever received. And while this piece of advice might not save me time or help me teach a difficult concept a new way, it is the one piece of advice that always serves as a reminder of why I got into teaching in the first place.
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