I have the privilege (honor, gift) to work with educators from across the country. So I can say with a high degree of confidence that the sample size of teachers that I interact with is much more broad and diverse than all but a handful of those in our profession. And based on that, I can tell you what separates the LYSer from the rank and file educator.
The rank and file educator is upset that some students don’t learn it the first time and are frustrated that all students aren’t automatically motivated to succeed in the teacher’s class. Evidently, teaching the hard to reach (academically fragile students) is a chore.
The LYSer recognizes that she is the nexus to a better life and that she has a responsibility to motivate her students to love her content like she does. She welcomes the challenge of teaching the hard to reach (academically fragile students) because she knows that those students force her to hone her craft and make her a better teacher for all of her students. For the LYSer, working with a “typical” teacher is a chore.
To all the LYSers out there, I don’t say this enough… Thank You!
Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…
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