rewards and challenges of a teacher 1

Topics: Teacher, Motivation, Education Pages: 4 (1472 words) Published: December 8, 2014
Name: Verona Palmer
Course: Education 200
Professor: Valerie Patrick
Date: May 7, 2014

Topic: The Rewards and challenges of teaching

Judy Eggen, Paul’s (one of your author’s wife, and a seventh grade geography teacher, received this note from one of her students: cv Mrs. Eggen,
I wanted to think of some creative way to thank you for being the best teacher I ever had. (But I couldn’t). Even though all the geography skills I’ll ever use in my life I learned in second grade, I just really want to say thanks for teaching me how to really prepare for life in the years to come. Every day I look forward to coming to your class and not just because of Mike, a boy in the class always enjoyed your class, because there was a hidden message in there about life somewhere. You’re (sic) my very favorite teacher and you’ve taught me some of the best lessons in life I could ever learn. Thank you so much. A grateful student,

Erica Jacobs
P.S. No, I didn’t write this to raise my grade. (Don Kauchak& Paul Eggen) Teaching is a challenging job with many unique frustrations but the rewards of teaching are numerable. (UNC Baccalaureate5 education in Science and teaching).This letter written by this second grader reveals to us that though teaching can be challenging there are intrinsic and extrinsic rewards to be gained. According to Kauchak& Eggen the National poll posed the same question asked by “teaching and you”, the question that was posed was, which would be more rewarding, a 5% raise or spending an hour a week volunteering? The respondents said that the volunteering would be more rewarding. This response may be due to the fact that teachers are not paid sufficiently. Teachers by nature and by their career path are called to go beyond the call of duty and in addition to this teachers are faced with many challenges in the classrooms. Whatever the circumstances are that surrounds teaching, there are minds to be transformed...
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