Why did I become a teacher?


I was inspired by a few great teachers,

disappointed by a few bad teachers,

and bored by a lot mediocre teachers.

The Good…

The Bad…

The Ugly…

great teachers

bad teachers

mediocre teachers

  • Inspire
  • Innovate
  • Challenge
  • Foster growth
  • Never complain
  • Do their best
  • Look for solutions
  • Read
  • Experiment
  • Never give up
  • Aren’t afraid of mess
  • Allow positive chaos
  • Promote creativity
  • Embrace diversity
  • Build people up
  • Smile
  • Speak kind words
  • Affirm
  • Get exasperated
  • Do their own thing
  • Make excuses
  • Complain
  • Blame others
  • Name problems
  • Avoid research
  • Use their files
  • Fear new things
  • Ignore some kids
  • Avoid other kids
  • Refuse messes
  • Squash creativity
  • Diminish dreams
  • Tear people down
  • Look miserable
  • Raise their voices
  • Use sarcasm
  • Bore children
  • Use the curriculum
  • Follow the syllabus
  • Talk a good game
  • Disengage
  • Shirk responsibility
  • Talk out of both sides of their mouth
  • Give lip service to trying something new
  • Do things half-heartedly
  • Fail to provide opportunities for growth or creativity
  • Remain neutral
  • Speak in monotone
  • Stay silent

What kind of teacher would you want for your child?

What kind of teacher are you?

What kind of teacher do you want to be?

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About Aubrey

Christian educationist having served in Title I and non Title I public schools, with experience in the often misunderstood fields of gifted education, RtI, and coaching. First hand experience homeschooling, virtual schooling, and alternative schooling too. Married mother of 3 in a blended family.
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