Clap clap clap Class! Sit still.
Michael, don’t pick your nose. Nicole, no doodling! It is story time. Today we are telling the story of The Peasant Princess.
Once upon a time there was a poor peasant girl.
She had no education but she was bright, intelligent, driven. Modest One day Prince Charming came along and swept the poor peasant girl off her feet (quite literally but then you’ve already heard that story). Prince Charming brought the peasant girl back to his castle. He told his Peasant Princess that she would want for nothing. Well this was new. “If I want for nothing, then what want do I want?” She thought long and hard about what she could do with her life. The Peasant Princess finally had an opportunity for a proper education. She loved children, and she spent all of her free time creating art projects. Why not combine all the things she loves? Education, Kids, Arts… Do you see where this is going?
As an elementary art teacher, she could spend every day doing all the things she loves. And they lived happily ever after! Well yes they did however this isn’t the end of our story. Soon thereafter, Prince Charming 's kingdom was overthrown by an evil king named Private Equity Firm. Private Equity took over the kingdom and stripped the Prince of his throne. Once again, the Prince and Princess were struggling peasants. No longer could she invest her time and limited resources in a future career that would pay no return beyond the humble reward of tiny smiles.
My civic engagement, or calling, was to be an elementary teacher. Today, we will explore the passion many people share to be a teacher. We’ll discuss the many benefits and rewards of the position. Then we will question, if it’s so great why are so many teachers leaving the profession, within years of obtaining their degree, or in my case, even before then. In another lifetime, or should I say in a land far far away, this...
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