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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” –Albert Einstein

Educators frequently share that teaching is the most difficult job that anyone can have and the most rewarding. Teaching has never been easy, and it never will be. The job requires heart, commitment and passion.

The job of a teacher is a rather astonishing. Teachers possess many traits including humbleness, patience, respectfulness, enthusiasm, great knowledge, and much more! However, the greatest trait of them all is a great power to influence; to shape the lives of students and to shape the future.

Teachers have the ability to impact how much students will ultimately earn and prepare the next great mind to change the world. Teaching is not just any career instead it is THE career. With capabilities to change the lives and the future of not just people but our nation, teaching is by far one of the most important careers anyone could have.

Aristotle, Einstein, Socrates, Plato, da Vinci, Newton, Galilei, Mozart, Michaelangelo, Darwin, Bach, Hawking, Shakespeare, the list goes on and on of our world’s greatest thinks; our greatest teachers. These men shaped aspects of life, ideas and beliefs that still linger today. Teachers have the same abilities has these men; the ability to change a lifetime and the ability to change people.

In a 2012 study, The RAND Corporation, stated that “teachers matter more to student achievement than any other aspect of schooling.” In addition the study shows that, “When it comes to student performance on reading and math tests, a teacher is estimated to have two to three times the impact of any other school factor, including services, facilities, and even leadership.”

Nowadays, educators are courageously raising the bar for student achievement like nothing seen before making the job of a teacher more critical than ever to the success of children and to the prosperity of our country.

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