On Teaching and Lost Voices

Let me begin by making clear my general dislike for ‘sappy’ quotes. I hope the one I’m posting today doesn’t fit into that category in anyone’s mind. The fact is, I taught two grade six classes today that were… interesting. I had a weak voice at the beginning of the day, and keeping twenty five youngsters in line all day resulted in my current croaking state. I was informed tonight by a sweet little person that I ‘sounded very sick.’ ALL THAT to say – I’m tired, worn out, and have little wisdom to shed on this day spent with students who seemed born to try a teachers’ patience. Thus, I’m going to be a lame blogger once again (I have so much to learning about this blogging thing) and post a quote. I hope you don’t think it’s trite – to me it sums up what I believe many teachers feel every single day.

From the teacher who can no longer speak:

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. ~Jacques Barzun



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