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Jola
 
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:59 PM
 
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I just choose not to argue with them. Maybe just give them that smirky smile that implies they think they know what they're talking about, but they are sadly mistaken. Mumble something about, "You wouldn't believe it if i told you" and change the subject. Most people don't have a clue what all teachers are required to do, or what we do above and beyond the requirements.

Don't fall into their trap of making this a competition between your job and theirs. I know what all it takes to be a good teacher, and that's all that matters. I know what kind of hours it takes and how little it pays. I know what I could be making if I had stayed at my corporate job. But I also know the true rewards of being a teacher, and I'm satisfied with my career choice. I don't feel the need to justify it to anyone else.
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