Jonathan, one of the managers told us the staff is hired because of heart. Anyone can learn to fix a toilet or make a drink but heart is something a person must be born with.
AnHeart is something teachers are born with too. Any college grad should be able to master the material taught in an elementary, middle or high school, but teaching is so much more than that. When I look back at cards and letters I have received, when I run into former students and their parents, I know I made a difference in countless lives. They might not remember a test score or the quadratic equation, but they will remember how they felt about themselves in my class and how they mastered material they didn't think they could learn.
Today's teachers don't have time for heart. They are too worried about test scores and statistics. Heart is not a measurable statistic. It has no place in the classroom today.
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