If you have friends who have been through their first year in the classroom you’ve likely heard it before: “My first year teaching was the worst year of my life.” You laugh. You think they’re being dramatic.
Yeah. You’re going to stop laughing when one of your students throws that first pencil at you in the middle of a lesson. You, yes you, the bright-eyed ’13 CM from Region X, are thrown to the wolves come September. At times, it will feel like a nightmare. But you can prevail! In fact, there are lots of reasons to love becoming a teacher, even on the hardest days.
So when you’re feeling down, or having one of those days think of these small perks of becoming a teacher: