Very good article that explains why teaching is not something anyone can do.
Today's opinion piece explores why teaching is one of the hardest jobs out there.
Submitted By: Denise Hong
This piece was inspired by a heated discussion I had with a man
who believes that teachers have an easy job. Please feel free to share
it with others if you agree with the message.
used to be a molecular biologist. I spent my days culturing viruses.
Sometimes, my experiments would fail miserably, and I’d swear to myself
in frustration. Acquaintances would ask how my work was going. I’d
explain how I was having a difficult time cloning this one gene. I
couldn’t seem to figure out the exact recipe to use for my cloning
Acquaintances would sigh sympathetically. And they’d say, “I know you’ll figure it out. I have faith in you.”
And then, they’d tilt their heads in a show of respect for my skills….
Today, I’m a high school teacher. I spend my days culturing
teenagers. Sometimes, my students get disruptive, and I swear to myself
in frustration. Acquaintances ask me how my work is going. I explain how
I’m having a difficult time with a certain kid. I can’t seem to get him
to pay attention in class.
Acquaintances smirk knowingly. And they say, “well, have you tried
making it fun for the kids? That’s how you get through to them, you
And then, they explain to me how I should do my job….
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