I have been a student for more than thirty years, and I have been a teacher for more than five years. I can tell you that even though some teachers look more tired and disgusted than others, none of them entered the profession for the money. Chances are that every teacher you know entered the profession because at one point or another she had a passion for educating, and a drive to translate her love of a subject to her students.
Many teachers would be qualified to work in capacities that would offer more money or more prestige, but for the love of educating others they choose to stick with teaching, usually at some degree of personal sacrifice.
May 3rd through 7th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Make an effort to thank the teachers who have guided you through your studies. Here are some great ideas to kick off the week:
*Buy an accessory or functional object for his or her desk, such as a leather inbox, a pencil holder, or a paperweight.
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