It's easy to get discouraged these days, whether from state or district mandates, increased pressure on test scores, or new initiatives to implement. I often feel burned out even before the school year starts, as I watch memo after memo pile up in my inbox. If that sounds like you, know that you are not alone.
I came across this quote from Mr. Holland's Opus, and found it so refreshing...just the pep talk I needed to bring back some bounce in my step.
Whether heading back to school for your first, second, or thirtieth year, I hope this quote brings you a renewed sense of purpose. And whether you teach English, math, art, music, or science, know that the effect of your job is much more than a score.