Patti Grayson is an elementary teacher in Virginia and a member of the Powerful Learning Practice Network. This year she's looping with fourth graders. She blogs at Patti's Ponderings Follow her on Twitter @pattigrayson.
There has never been a question in my mind about the importance of teaching as a profession.
In fact, to me, teaching is a calling. It takes a special person to dedicate themselves to helping guide our youth in their academic, social, and emotional development.
After all, we know there is much more to the job than imparting knowledge. In the six hours a day children spend with us, we care for and nurture the whole child – not just their brains! As a boss of mine used to say: “We don’t teach science, math, and hist…