But it is also a profession grounded in skill, science, data, research, and continuous improvement... and that just begins to describe this incredibly noble, complex, rigorous, and intellectually demanding profession.
Teaching also has high stakes considering the decisions we make every day have a direct impact on our students’ futures.
And the average teacher makes over 1,500 education decisions every school day.
*lightning-fast number crunch*
THAT’S FOUR DECISIONS EVERY MINUTE, decisions that directly affect if a child will learn. And that’s just during the school day, sans our extracurricular duties that our students rely on to build their futures.
And in case you needed a reminder, you’re about to walk back into that classroom. Maybe take a gander at these self-care resources? Or, at the very least, take this last glimpse of summer to relax, crack open that cold cream soda - or something stronger (did we just hear a cork pop?), and think about all the things that make it worthwhile to be in this beautifully complex profession.
- The E4E Team
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