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Why teach?

I am so thankful for the young people I work with; they are the toughest audience. Teenagers don't try to be polite about giving you their attention when they're really bored. They don't hesitate to tell you that what you say makes no sense to them. They are keeping it real for me. And for that, I thank them, because they make me try harder and not be content to be stagnant and set in my ways. I will always be on the edge of new technology and slang. Some of the best books I ever read were dog-eared copies handed around among students and then passed to me. Students challenge my beliefs every day on things I thought I was sure of.

People see teachers as selfless, but I am drinking from the fountain of youth. How could I not love my profession?

- Greta DeAngelo, 'This is why I teach.'

Comments

Prasanna said…
Sir,Student community thank you for your engrossing,engaging and insightful classes. Thank you so much sir for transforming many lives through your fascinating lectures....
Ray Titus said…
Thank you for your kind words, Sir. Thank you also for being such a wonderful person. God bless. :)
Unknown said…
Great words and of course the fountain is replenished by the experience of the drinker... Drinking reminds me of the liquor ban in Kerala. Awaiting your thoughts on the same, of course from the consumer perspective.

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