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12 Reasons Teachers Have the Best Job in the World

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12 Reasons Teachers Have the Best Job in the World

From: WeAreTeachers: http://weareteachers.tumblr.com/

We know that teaching can be the hardest job in the world (and don’t get us started on those so-called summers off), but we also know that it can be the best job in the world. Here are 12 reasons why.

1.  Every single day holds a new challenge. (Okay, so occasionally the challenge involves things like “possible head lice” or “stomach bug outbreak” but at least things are always interesting.)

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2. You get to have interesting conversations with interesting people every day.  (And yes, talking to a classroom of six-year-olds about dinosaurs definitely beats talking to a room full of adults about politics.)

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3.  You can get your team to do (almost) anything by promising them a gold star.  (Okay, so technically a gold star and a good grade, but still.)

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4.  No one thinks you’re being selfish when you guard your books with your life.  (But really, if they would just bring them back by the due date that you have kindly written on the library card in the front pocket, you wouldn’t have to worry about it so much.)

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5.  Almost everyone at work thinks you’re hilariously funny.  (Trust us, they are laughing with you, not at you.)

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6. No one will get upset with you if your workspace is a mess.

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7.  If you accidentally make your “mad face” you can shrug it off as “good classroom management.” 

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8.  You never, ever have to watch the clock.  (You have 25 students to do that for you.)

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9.  The dress code is what we like to call “professional-might-get-glitter-glue-on-it.” (Which means that wearing slightly outdated or slightly dirty attire is just part of your teacherly charm.)

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10.   If you have a problem,you’ll always be able to find at least 20 people who know the answer.

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11.  No one will look at you like you’re crazy if you suggest blowing something up.

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12.  If anyone asks what you do for a living, you can honestly (and proudly say):  I make a difference.  Each and every day.

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Author: Scott Oosterom

I live in Cut Knife, Saskatchewan, Canada. I teach high school math/ science at Chief Little Pine School in Little Pine, Sk.

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