* Photos by Gil Epshtein
Being a teacher is making each learner want to exclaim, “I’ve got mail”!
Being a teacher is giving them a safe harbor in which to work on their boats before sailing away.
Being a teacher is “kvetching” about your day and then coming into school the next morning with a smile on your face.
Being a teacher is being incredibly alert for seven or eight hours straight, day after day.
Being a teacher is juggling between the needs of the class and those of individual students.
Being a teacher is explaining the same thing in twelve different ways.
Being a teacher is wondering why on earth you got into this profession in the first place!
Being a teacher is recognizing that part of your work is like footsteps in the sand – you have nothing in your hand at the end of the day to hold up and show: “Here is the imprint I made in the learner’s brain”. Nonetheless, the imprint was made!