Webster's defines a teacher as: a person or thing that teaches something; especially : a person whose job is to teach students about certain subjects.
A person or a THING?! We teach students about certain subjects? Oh my Webster you are wrong on so many levels.
We don't just teach students about certain subjects. We teach students about respect, confidence, kindness, hard work, effort, responsibility, love, dignity, conflict resolution, and too many more "subjects" to list.
If my job was to simply teach about subjects it would be pretty simple. However my job entails much more. Here is my definition of a teacher: An individual charged with the responsibility to advocate for, counsel, nurture, inspire, entertain, motivate, educate, cultivate, encourage, and believe in every student they encounter.
Society views teachers as those who transfer information. However, teachers see themselves as those