What is the role of a teacher?
Perhaps a better question to ask is… What is the role of education?
There are countless parallels that can be made to teaching that I’ve learned from climbing.
How often have you walked into the teacher’s lounge and heard complaints about decisions administrators have made? How many times have you heard teachers complain about government requirements or a lack of parental involvement? Maybe you even heard teachers complain about too much parental involvement.
The list of complaints doesn’t end there.
A few years ago I left the teaching profession. My wife was going to graduate school in another state and I used that as an excuse to try my luck at another profession. So I tried becoming an EMT. I only spent a year doing this as I found that my true calling, like it or not, was in education. Since then I’ve embraced my calling and have not looked back.