23rd September 2021
Written by Aaron Sorkin, creator of ‘The West Wing’.
Teaching is exhausting; it requires Herculean feats of strength, mental and physical, and the compassion of the Buddha.
Teaching can be soul-destroying; it requires the wisdom of Solomon and the tolerance of Job.
Teachers can be disrespected, ignored and insulted.
Teacher reviews may be gauged on how popular they are, how many games they play, not on how much they teach or how many students actually pass.
But teachers can also change lives.
That is what makes it worthwhile.
We need to change more lives.
“We need gigantic monumental changes.”