These are some random thoughts I have written down in my reflections throughout my teaching career about why I teach. This is a question I often asked myself, at the highs and lows of the teaching process. Here were some of my answers. Seeing someone go from "I CAN'T DO THIS! I'm just not smart enough." to "I did it!" Keep someone from making the same mistakes others did. (Written after a rather difficult student decided to drop out only a few weeks before graduation.) There are few moments of personal satisfaction greater than a lesson executed to perfection. ("I love it when a plan comes together!" - Col. Smith, The A-Team) A reflection from 3 weeks in to my teaching career I called on a student today. I said, "Josh can you answer this question?" After a brief awkward pause, the student next to him said, "You know his name is NOT Josh right?" I said, "It's not???" "I'm Zach,"
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