That's not what teachers are all about though.
We do what we do ... because we are trying to help others get up on that stage.
Don't get me wrong. It is nice to feel appreciated, but we don't need an award, or a special ceremony telling us that we're the best at something. Our students are all that matter, and they usually tell us that every day... and it feels awesome.
All we need is for people to understand that what we do, we do it out of compassion, out of love, out of generosity. It's a calling, if you will.
That's my speech, and I see that I'm getting the signal to go on with the show.
Ok, Ok... I get the hint. I'll wrap it up.
In closing, THANK YOU to all of the teachers out there that care.
You are special.
Every week of the year... not just this week.