I don't get up in the morning and say " Oh gee I wish I didn't have to go to work today". I get up in the morning and say 

"I am so glad I get to go to work today"

Making a Difference...

Last year I taught my students how to create professional business plans. This year I had a student come to me and say " Mr. Ayres, check out my business plan. I did it just like you taught me last year, took it to the SBA and they are giving me a small business loan to get my business going".

Awesome! I absolutely love hearing that. Again, that is why I teach.  

This is Why I Teach...

I had a high school sophomore in my accounting class a few years ago. He made it clear he did not want to be in school, much less be in accounting. He was sarcastic and disrespectful. I didn't give up on him however. By the end of the semester he was acing all assignments and seem to have a knack for numbers. 

I didn't see him for about 5 years. One day he walked into my classroom, asked if I remembered him and said that because I didn't give up on him he was majoring in accounting in college and about to graduate with a degree in accounting and business management. Teachers don't hear those stories much. When I heard that testimony from him how I aided in his success in life, I felt so good and thought to myself " that is why I teach. I truly made a difference in that young man's life".