Why I love my job

For every difficult student, every challenge, every bad day, every late night planning lessons, every after school meeting, every pay cut, every tear shed over a struggling pupil… knowing you have made a difference to even one young life makes it all worth it.


33 thoughts on “Why I love my job

  1. deepbluesandseafoamgreens says:

    Even though you don’t teach me; I’m sure you’d be an asset to any school. Honestly, you’re such a lovely person! And from a student’s point of view, seeing how you, a teacher, responds, is so….wow! 😀

    • janeybgood says:

      Aw thank you Z! It always means so much to me to get positive feedback from my students. There are bad days, but there are also great days. Thanks for such a lovely comment. Hope you are going well 🙂

  2. reocochran says:

    These are the moments that really make it worth all the hassles! You are making a difference and you are special for being a good teacher! It also is helpful for you to know that we all remember those teachers for years to come, who made the extra effort. I am sure you are held in many students’ hearts and memories! Smiles, Robin

    • janeybgood says:

      Thank you Robin.
      I try to make a difference in their lives. I always see myself as only passing through their lives, and they’re only passing through mine, but while we meet, I want to make it memorable. It’s a beautiful profession. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  3. drew delaney says:

    So sweet! Poor kids today have it rough with parents working to make ends meet, or other distractions. I’m glad I grew up in a simpler era. Hugs and best wishes.

    • janeybgood says:

      Thank you 🙂 And very true, on the days where my students are particularly challenging, I try to remember that they have a lot of personal issues to contend with.

      • drew delaney says:

        Right on! I sure don’t envy teachers today. Give me the one room school house any day with the strap as a fearsome discipline. The parents of this generation never got it good. That is why the parents don’t know how to control their classes. I know I sound mean, but I grew up with the strap and it scared me enough to behave and respect others.

  4. Isabel says:

    Didn’t know that you are a teacher. ^^
    I am now studying English education in college and going to have my practicum in Mid-August in a Primary school. Pretty nervous now. Any hint to be a good teacher? Thanks! 🙂

    • janeybgood says:

      My best advice is that you should be teaching for your students and not for yourself. That might sound cheesy, but everything you do should be for their educational benefit, even when they are driving you crazy 🙂 They will become attached to you, they will grow to respect you, they will challenge you, you will love it, hate it and struggle, but always go back to that basic reason you decided to become a teacher. Remind yourself of it everyday. I could write a thesis on classroom management at this stage, so if that’s ever an issue, get in touch:)
      Man, I feel ready to jump on a desk and go all Robin Williams haha!

  5. weight2lose2013 says:

    How sweet was that! It’s nice to have those rewarding moments in your job as an affirmation that you’ve reached someone in such a positive manner. 🙂

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