Today’s #teacherhero is Christopher Stephen Guire from Abbeville High School, where he teaches Algebra and CU Calculus. Chris knew he wanted to be a teacher when he was in 10th grade. He tells us that the most satisfying part of his job is making a positive impact on his students. Below, he shares wisdom for aspiring teachers:
As you [consider entering] the teaching profession, know that there will be some good days and some bad days. Additionally, there will be many days where you will feel defeated, not supported by parents, not supported by students, and generally frustrated. BUT, there will also be days where you feel loved, appreciated, admired, and influential. And there won’t be any days where you don’t make an impact on students and student learning.
Teachers have influence our students, our culture, and our society. Set your goals for students high, and walk steadfastly reaching for those goals on a daily basis. Know that you never teach problem children, but simply children with problems. Finally, make a difference one day at a time. 🙂