Teaching Underground just posted some Friday Inspiration for the teachers who follow that blog. An excerpt:
Every day I influence the minds of a generation of youth. Probably more than 100 kids a year care more about what I say than the President. Decisions that I make every day will impact the quality of life for over 100 kids more directly than legislative decisions. One hundred children-citizens of my county will learn from me whether they can name the members of our school board or not. Lot’s of people can claim that they are “in it for the children” but I’m in it so deep that my contribution can be measured.