Teaching might be hard work, demanding and stressful but it is also rewarding, exciting and inspiring. You may have also heard a quote about teachers making more decisions than brain surgeons. How accurate or truthful this quote is I’m not sure, but I do know for a fact that teachers do make a lot of daily decisions, decisions that can have a huge impact on their pupils. The most important thing you can do as a teacher is do the best you can for your pupils. I don’t just mean academically. I mean supporting the whole child. Building up their confidence, inspiring them, challenging them, understanding them.

A Headteacher I know, used to show this video to inspire staff at the start of the academic year. This video has always really stuck with me. I think it’s every teacher dream to know you made a difference like this. To have been such a positive part of a child’s life. Some of you may have seen this before, if you haven’t I really recommend giving it a watch. Even if you don’t always feel appreciated, you might be surprised to find out how important you are to someone.

Ian Wright gets a big Shock! Mitogen 07.08.2010