Share those magic moments to keep teachers’ spirits up

It’s good to tell other teachers about those moments in the classroom that remind you that all the hard work is worthwhile

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Teaching is a tough gig. Too much work for not enough money, and demands that just keep increasing. It makes you wonder why we do it. Ask a teacher, though, and they will tell you exactly why. They will tell you about the magic moments that keep them in the job – little bubbles of satisfaction or support, preserved in the memory and in the spirit, that make it all worthwhile.

There’s the sudden excitement and the dawning triumph on a learner’s face when they finally understand something. Or the quiet pleasure in seeing your students do well and move forward without you, equipped for what comes ...

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