When was the last time you heard a teacher exclaim ...
"I LOVE what I do!"
"I LOVE being with my pupils / students!" "
"My students LOVE attending my / our class!"
"It is an absolute joy and privilege to do what I do! I feel most fortunate."
"When I'm with my students, I am On-Purpose, and together we have fun / a blast!"
But what we tend to hear and feel from the teaching profession, is ...
"I am counting the days to my retirement!"
"I'd take a million bucks and a beach any day over what I do!"
Do not students deserve to be met with teachers every day who are On-Purpose rather than simply on payroll?
Is there any legitimate excuse for a teacher of students to exhibit the "Retirement, I can't wait!" attitude?
When on-purpose, being great at what one does comes naturally.
When off-purpose, "it's a jungle out there." And the results prove this out.
Who can afford the teacher at odds with his or her purpose?