As kids (and sometimes adults) we are fascinated by superheroes of all types. But, this quote from one of my favorite Superheroes-Batman, reminds us that there are real heroes out in our world everyday. “A Hero cam be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulder to let him know the world had not ended.”
There are many who do this in many professions, but few who inspire, comfort, reassure, and provide like Teachers. Our profession has taken a beating in the public eye lately, but to quote the Dark Night one more time, “It is not what is underneath but what I do that defines me.”
For all of us struggling to fight back against those highlighting the worst in our profession, remember that what you do matters! While people may say things about you, believe things about you, you are heroes! Heroes that do amazing things each day. Heroes that will not always be loved, but you did not take on this role to be loved, but to make a difference! And you do!