The Importance of Teachers

As the son of a now-retired teacher and as someone who seriously thought about becoming a teacher myself, I cannot point out how much this hit home for me. People think teachers ‘just’ teach content. They do so much more. They are the life-blood of society. It’s teachers that give their students the confidence to explore their passions—passions that often lead to life-defining career moves, ideologies, and personal development. Yes, teachers teach content but they serve a far greater purpose.