Role Models: The Teacher
The true method of knowledge is experiment.
I’ve got a husband who is kind, quiet, loved by even the most skittish of puppies (pictured above), and brave.
I’ve got a husband who is loyal, competitive, and never a fair-weather fan.
I’ve got a husband who is a musician, a writer, a thinker, and (now) a teacher.
I’ve got a husband whose patience is a wonder, whose enthusiasm is contagious, whose genuine goodness is obvious to us all.
I’ve got a husband who is starting a brand new job tomorrow, and even though he might be nervous or unsure or even doubtful, he is lifting his scruffy chin and packing his books and heading to school to teach a brand new group of kids.
He will be learning right along with his students. He won’t know all of the answers right away, but he will teach his students the power that comes from solving problems yourself. He will be the kind of teacher a kid is never afraid to ask for help.
He will teach them to be great without even meaning to: quietly, without boasting or shouting, because that’s not his style.
He will be honest, attentive and kind. He will be fair. He will show his students that reading is not boring, that science is not too hard, and that you can learn anything if you are willing to put in a little elbow grease.
I can’t put into words how proud I am of him – I can only say that he has taught me (is teaching me) so much about what it is to be a good person. He is kinder than I’ll ever be. He is brave and he is wise and he is going to be a great teacher, just like he is a great friend, a great pet-owner, a great husband, and a great man.
I’ll keep my fingers crossed for him all day (but he’s not going to need my luck).