I teach to keep learning.
Teaching and learning are two sides of the same coin. One cannot teach, without learning.
No year is the same. No group of students are the same. No lesson plan is perfect.
Each year poses its own set of challenges, and learning. Each set of students poses its own dynamic that requires an adjustment, new planning, possibly new forums and materials. No lesson plan ever goes exactly as planned.
This can appear frustrating, but it’s also a bit liberating. If I mess up, there’s always the next lesson, tomorrow, next year. Teaching is a profession with constant opportunity for personal and professional growth–and for that, I stay in education.