Teaching can be tough.
You see so much potential, and you face so many blockades.
You're often in a lowly position with little voice or power of any kind.
It is extremely humbling, and at times, very frustrating.
Yet, I believe the work is so important for our children, communities, and our country.
I believe that schools have the potential to be vibrant, life enriching learning communities where every child has a chance to succeed, learn, and grow. The tools, materials, and processes available today are amazing and hold tremendous promise.
It's very difficult to see the promise, but be hindered by the constraints.
I'm sure many teachers understand this.
This is the caution I would give to anyone considering the profession.