A teacher has strong arms drawn behind her on the chalkboard to illustrate the sentence "I teach because."

‘I teach because’: 7 educators on why they teach


In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked educators to answer this question: "I teach because..."

Has anyone ever asked you why you teach? What did you say? Maybe you said, "I teach because I love seeing aha moments," or, "I teach because I want to support kids who might not have support anywhere else."

Whatever your reason, our hats are off to you. Teaching is without a doubt one of the most demanding professions today. Not only are teachers tasked with imparting knowledge to students, they're
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