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?


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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