The Teacher

The teacher looked ahead with misgivings, but with hope.
Would the way be smooth or rough?
Would it end in success or failure?
And she stood and looked and wondered.
And a voice said, answering: "There will be no end."

And the teacher smiled and said:
"I know it will end. I may teach one year, two years,
Or possibly many years,
But this I know: Someday it will end."
And the teacher went forward to teach.

And many gathered around her,
And they all had need to learn.
And the teacher looked into their eyes and desired to fill their needs
And she taught them with mind and heart and voice -
A mind filled with knowledge,
A voice speaking wisdom,
And a heart overflowing with love.

Then life changed, and the teacher taught no more.
No more did eager students gather around her.

"It has ended," said the teacher, continuing on the road of life.
"This is the end of my teaching." And she believed this until...

A doctor stood and said: "I am here because this teacher taught me."

A lawyer stood and said: "I am here because this teacher taught me."

An astronaut stood and said, "I am here because this teacher taught me."

An engineer stood and said, "I am here because this teacher taught me."

A teacher stood and said, "I am here because this teacher taught me."

And many in good positions stood and said,
" I am here because this teacher taught me."

And the teacher looked ahead of those who had been taught
and saw the continued steps of progress, work, and success
before each one.
And joy filled the teacher's heart, and she said,
"This is not the end.
There is no end to my teachings."

~ Author Unknown ~






You Never Know

You never know when someone might catch a dream from you.
You never know when a little word or something that you might do,
May open up a window of a mind that seeks the light.
The way you teach may not matter at all, but you never know, it might.
And just in case it could be that another's life through you
might change for the better with a broader, brighter view.
It seems it might be worth a try to do what you know is right.
The way you teach may not matter at all, but you never know, it might.
-Author Unknown~

7 Affirmations for Teachers

From Daily Apples


I am proud to be a teacher.

Teaching is one of the most honorable and noble of all professions.
  I love what I do and know that my enthusiasm is contagious.
 I bring knowledge, dedication, and understanding to my classroom.
 I make a positive difference in my students' lives.
 My students will be better people because of me and I will be a better person because of them.
 I know what I give to my students will come back to me in many wonderful and unexpected ways.







Midi Music: "In This Life"

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