Teachers are more important today in our present time, now more than ever. The sad truth is that less and less people want to teach because there is a low ROI. Teachers are less valued and lesser paid occupation in America, but so much more important than nearly anything you can think of. We pay athletes to have fun and entertain us millions of dollars rather than the teachers who have taken us under their wing and shared priceless knowledge with us for years.
You don’t have to be in a school to find a teacher. You can find a teacher everywhere you are, but not everyone can be a teacher. Does that make sense? Teaching requires a special people skill called “patience” and another one called “understanding.” I’m sure at some point, we have all had that one teacher that shouldn’t be a teacher due to their lack of these two valuable traits and apparent anger issues.
I remember years ago, if you wanted to learn a trade, like dentistry or construction, someone who knew what they were doing would take you in and you’d work for peanuts. If you were to go to a building company like Slaske Builders and spoke with anyone of the employees looking for knowledge, they would take you in. Slaske Bulders is a company I’d be honored to work for if I had any interest in construction. Those guys know what they are doing and do a well good job. That’s the way it was years ago, perhaps in the 60’s. Today, you need a college education to even blow your nose correctly and the piece of paper that says, “I went to school for this so I am trained, but dead broke.”
Teachers back in those old times were passionate about their work. They had energy for teaching, but today it seems teachers grow irritable quickly and would rather be doing anything rather than teaching someone something that they believe they should already know. If we want a better job done, I believe it starts with better teachers who are more valued for their hard work.