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Why I teach: Changing the world

LAURA BUTLER
Last updated 14:30 11/02/2013

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I love inspiring young minds, seeing a student's confidence grow and watching young adolescents find their identities. But what I really love about teaching is getting to take the anger these kids feel about the world and turn it in to change.

These students have the internet and they are the first generation who know how to use it better than we could ever teach them.

Their opinions are on Twitter, their art is on YouTube and they are pressuring the guys who make the decisions, including their teachers, to act morally.

Teaching is no longer about "because one day you could change the world". It has become "how would you like to change the world today?".

I love teaching because I get to watch the world as it changes, and I get to guide and mentor those who are changing it.


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