The benefits of teaching...
(A poem by me)
* quick little hugs in the hallway as we walk to lunch
* previous students who come back because they want (need) to give you a hug
* watching a child "get it"
* excited voices over a book that is being read aloud
* apples placed on your desk
* having students be teachers
* witnessing conversations where students are solving their own problems
* getting to be a kid
* reading aloud in different voices
* changing lives forever