This is Why I Teach

from here

Click here to see a video of these two men discuss what it means to be “visionary and brilliant.”

I know.  I just posted an inspirational video yesterday, and here I go again.  When I saw this article on BrainPickings.org, though, I realized that the two Neils – Gaiman and deGrasse Tyson – verbalized something that I believe wholeheartedly.  If I ever appear to be good at what I do, it’s because I genuinely love my job.

But if I couldn’t be a public school teacher for some reason, I think I would probably want to be Neil deGrasse Tyson :)

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4 thoughts on “This is Why I Teach

  1. EXACTLY!! Great snippet, thanks!

  2. Finally got to watch this (couldn’t view it at school). I have always liked Neil Gaiman and now even more so. I couldn’t agree more and feel so lucky every day when I go to work, that I can do something I truly love-what a happy place the world would be if we all had that luxury.

    I had a student once who was asking what my dog did during the day and I answered her “well, when I’m at work…” and she said “you work?!”. And I thought, not only does it not feel like work to me, but the kids don’t notice it’s work either! :) Thank you for sharing this.

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