Teachers, #1039


I love being a teacher.  Yesterday, I substituted for my husband’s Sunday religious school class, and it was so much fun. I love relating to young people and getting them excited to learn.  Someone once said to me that a good teacher can teach any subject, and I think that statement is very true.  To me, the real job of a teacher is figuring out how to engage even the most difficult kids.  The learning part will come naturally if you can achieve that.

I only hope and pray that I am successful in my efforts, because when I was young, I was horrible in school if I didn’t have a teacher I could relate to.

Regardless of my success, my song of the day is a song for teachers.  Leonard Cohen has an interesting one.  He calls the teacher in this song, a “teacher of the heart.”  I love that description, because that’s the kind of teacher I strive to be.  Here’s hoping!


About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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