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24 Reasons Teachers Are The Unsung Heroes Of The World

You wouldn't be where you are today without them.

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1. Their day begins long before the school bell rings when most students are still asleep.

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2. And it continues long after the kids go home.

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Lessons don't plan themselves, after all.

3. Teachers are multitasking powerhouses: grading papers while watching Scandal while also cooking dinner.

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4. They teach A LOT more than just their subject.

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They teach values, like how not to be a jerk, and they reteach you what you forgot over the summer.

5. They live and work in front of the toughest audience in the world.

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6. Teachers don't actually sit much at their desks. They're always on their feet teaching and helping students.

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7. They have the patience of a saint to deal with ornery kids all day long.

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They might just actually BE saints.

8. They have one of the most important jobs in the world — and they don't even get paid a lot for it.


9. And they even spend their own hard-earned money on school supplies and student rewards.

10. There is nothing more exciting for teachers than seeing lightbulbs go off and passions ignited.

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11. And there's nothing more heartbreaking than seeing flames die and interest fade.

12. So teachers, heroes that they are, find ways to innovate and make lessons interesting.


Acronyms and jingles all the way.

13. "Failure" isn't a word in teachers' vocabulary. They always find a way.

14. They handle angsty teens and helicopter parents with enviable class.

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15. Their resolve to teach is greater than students' resolve to goof off.

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16. Teachers are masters of making each student feel special, even in a class of 25.

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17. Teaching is actually about 20 professions rolled into one.

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Teachers are counselors, managers, artists, disciplinarians... The list goes on and on.

18. You thought your lunch period was rushed? Teachers have to eat lunch while walking around on hall duty.

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19. Teachers are improvisational wizards who can whip out a lesson plan on a moment's notice.

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20. Their seasonal sweaters really do make the world go round.

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21. They have to wait years to see the fruits of their labor.

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But once they do, it's so worth it.

22. Some people think teachers live for summer. They couldn't be more wrong.

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23. Summer break is awesome — but teachers spend part of it in class learning how to be an even better teacher.


24. The future really is in their hands.


And we wouldn't want it any other way.

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