Five Reasons Why Teaching is the Best Job

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In one short week hundreds of smiling faces will walk through the doors of my school, ready to start a new year. They’ll be dressed in their favorite back to school outfit, sporting their new haircuts and shoes, and excited to fill their specially selected notebook with doodles, notes and math problems. The first day of school has always been a day full of mixed emotions for me, and this year is no exception! I am so ready to start my second year of teaching, but the nervous jitters are still there. I can’t wait to meet my new set of students and to get this year underway. It’s going to be a challenge, but I’m ready to tackle it nonetheless. 

Five Reasons Why Teaching is the Best Job

So to start this school year off with some smiles and laughs I decided to put together a list of five reasons why teaching is the best job you could have. I hope you laugh along and add to the list in the comments below!

1. You get to look cool around your family members when you show off the super hip dance move one of your students just taught you. 
Go ahead and show off your whip and nae nae, do a little dab, and (if you’re feeling really special) throw it back to 2012 and show them some Gangnam Style. You will not only be the talk of the night, but all your family members will think you are the coolest adult ever and want to be just like you when they grow up. 

2. You can wear stretchy skirts and comfy shoes, all in the name of “flexible seating time”. 
But really though. One of my favorite parts about my job is that I get to wear some of my favorite and most comfortable clothes. I have more maxi skirts, flow-y shirts and flats now than I ever had before. And yes, it does make sitting on the floor with my kiddos much easier to accomplish! 

3. One word: food. 
Monthly potlucks, random snacks in the lounge, student gifts, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, birthdays… y’all the list goes on and on. And yes, I do not say no. 

4. Your ninja skills are up to par, due to jumping away from cockroaches, skirting runny noses and dodging the occasional pencil thrown across the room. 
Flu season is no joke! Neither are the roaches that seem to thrive in every school I’ve been in. Thankfully I’ve mastered the art of either killing them with a student’s shoe or sending out the bravest kid to do the task for me. 

5. You can buy school supplies without people thinking you’re crazy.
Growing up, school supplies shopping was always my favorite thing to do before school started. I still get a little excited when I see the school supplies hit store shelves (if not super anxious because it signifies the beginning of the end of summer), and thank goodness I can still justify buying it! There’s just something special and fun about buying lots of pretty notebooks, colored pens and a jumbo pack of crayons. Now I just call it “shopping for my kids” and no one thinks twice about it.

To all my teacher friends out there, I hope you have an amazing year!

SIG

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  1. Ginger Marie

    August 15th, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Haha sounds like it really keeps you on your toes!

  2. Tiffany Austin

    August 15th, 2016 at 7:59 am

    As a teacher myself – right on par! ha! I’m looking forward to going back myself!

  3. Lindsay Katherine

    August 15th, 2016 at 8:25 am

    haha loved this! I’m a high school teacher, so I don’t have all the same experiences as you, but this post made me smile on my first day back : )

  4. Katie Arnold

    August 15th, 2016 at 9:55 am

    So cute! I always loved school supplies too (still do)!

  5. Mostly Simple Life

    August 15th, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I am so impressed when teachers have super cute outfits that are also comfy and functional so you can bend over and move around easily.

  6. Julie

    August 15th, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I love this sweet spin you put on teaching. Because let’s me honest, teachers are heroes. Overworked, underpaid, shaping young minds. I used to manage a before and after school rec program at an elementary school and was always blown away by the love and compassion teachers gave to the kids. Hoping you have a great school year!

  7. Taylor Smith

    August 15th, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoy teaching. As someone who could never ever teach, we need people like you!

  8. Emmy Jake

    August 15th, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Any job that has food right lol

  9. Jessica Bradshaw

    August 15th, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Hehe. This was great! The food thing is right on track. :)

  10. Crystal @ Dreams, etc.

    August 15th, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    I love this! I work at a school and we have so much food that comes through the office.. the main office, which is where I work. It’s all so tasty!! It took me by surprise my first year. After coming from a corporate job downtown with endless access to unhealthy foods I thought my diet would totally clean up when I left that environment, but nope!

    And the dancing! My dad also works at the school. (I work at a Christian school and he’s a pastor.) One day the custodian sent me a text saying that I had to come to the gym because the kids were teaching some of the adults to dance and they were teaching my dad the dab. So funny!

  11. Brittany @ Grace, Love, Life

    August 15th, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I hope you have a great year! I gave up my teaching job when I got married and moved 2 years ago and haven’t found another teaching job yet. Teaching definitely is the best!

  12. Rica Lewis

    August 15th, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I bet you’re an awesome teacher! I’d totally smash a cockroach for you! Lol

  13. The Ginger Teacher

    August 17th, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Ha ha ha I clicked on this link thinking it would be the usual ‘shaping the future, and making a difference’ type post but your reasons really made me smile.
    Great blog I’m now following on Bloglovin’

  14. Ashley Pitts

    August 19th, 2016 at 7:38 am

    I’ve thought about teaching, I’ve always heard it’s a rewarding experience. Although, I kind of like the idea of teaching college.

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