Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Writer's Workshop Assignment #2: Why I teach...

I teach for 8am - 3pm everyday.
I teach to hear my students footsteps pound through the doorway in the morning.
I teach because I love watching children's eyes flash when they learn something new.
I teach to hear Quinn's laugh.
I teach for my love for learning.
I teach to better my community.
I teach because of Jorgie's exictement when she reads.
I teach as a way to better myself as a person.
I teach so I can read Dalton's writing take life on the page.
I teach because I love to laugh.
I teach to see my students work as a team and learn how to communicate.
I teach because I hope that as adults, they will remember to communicate the same way.
I teach so I can watch Arlo's self confidence build.
I teach for hope and change in the world.
I teach because I think sometimes children have all the answers.
I teach to see Gabe's leadership, patience, and kindness.
I teach for creativity and hands on, life experiences.
I teach because of passion, and learning, and growing,
not for standards, assessment, and parameters.
I teach to hear students say, "I get it!"
I teach for my students, my community, and myself.
I teach because it is all I have ever wanted to do.


  1. I love this! What a cool thing to share with your students. I love how it's in list form and how you included personal references to your students. I especially love the last line...I am exactly the same!!! :) Great job!!

  2. What a wonderful way to communicate your feelings about your profession and the relationship you have with each student. They must thrive knowing what a special place they hold in your heart.