Why do you love teaching? The power to empower

Last updated 05:00 13/10/2012
HAPPY BUNCH: Ksenia Tauroa's students.

HAPPY BUNCH: Ksenia Tauroa's students.

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We are the makers of tomorrow.

I teach because I make a difference. Every time I see a child discover something new for themselves or achieve something they didn't think they could do, I get a buzz. My job is to make children believe in themselves. I am a door opener.

I get excited about my work because I work with a great team of people who challenge me and give me the power to empower. I am given the tools and support to challenge, excite, scaffold, support, and teach my students.

I do get upset when the wider community does not realise what teachers do everyday.

It brings me down when the media and government seems to paint teachers as incompetent, unmotivated and irrelevant.

Yes I do realise there are some teachers who are tired and may need to move on but we're not all like that. Why would our amazing teachers stay in a profession that is unappreciated?

We need to spread the word that we have fantastic people in the profession. This is not just a job this is a way of living. For most of us teaching is our life.

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