When the lightbulb goes on...

One thing I love about being a teacher is seeing student's get excited when they "get it."   While working with a couple of my 7th graders on Math last week, I witnessed their cherubic grins when they understood how to complete the Algebra problem on their own.  "Give me another one! Give me a harder one!" were the chorus of shouts I received.  They of course don't see that I am grinning from ear to ear on the inside.  Most professions don't have the glamour and six-figure salary, but I can truly say that I LOVE what I do: teaching young people academics as well as teaching them about, well...life!  "Make your own way," I say.  "Soldier on. Press through the crappy circumstances and forge ahead.  You will grow incredible character if you don't give up."  May I echo that to all students out there... :)