Why I am an Educator

“Thank you for caring Mr. Daly.” -anonymous 5th grade student

Today was one of those days. One of those days when you wonder whether you are making a difference. One of those days when you feel like no one is listening. One of those days when you question whether it is worth it. Then it all changed it a matter of minutes.

I was watching the upper elementary students head to recess, when I spotted a student with tears in their eyes and a sad look on their face. I asked what was wrong. They replied. “Nothing,” and kept walking. I had them come back to talk to me, and I asked again. This time, the student replied with a rundown of what was bothering them. We talked for about a minute, and they headed off to recess.

They turned around and said, “Thanks for caring, Mr. Daly.”

Making a difference in the lives of children is the main reason I chose to be a teacher. I am glad I was able to do that today.

I am glad it made a difference for me, too. Moments like this make it all worthwhile.


Share your thoughts and comments below. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about special moments that help you remember why you became a teacher. Please let me know what you think about my blog entries and help me to reflect and learn by commenting below.
My Commitment – April Blog a Day Challenge
I have joined the #AprilBlogaday Challenge. The goal is to submit a blog entry every day in April. I will not promise each blog entry will be motivational, energetic, and thought-provoking. However, I will do my best to continue to reflect on my journey of learning and my areas of growth.