I often think of teaching as being a gardener. We plant a lot of seeds, provide care and nourishment, providing light, and a good foundation for growth. The sad part is we often don’t see the fruits of our labor until after our season with the students is past. Some “seeds” take root right away and seem to sprout right up before our eyes and others take longer to germinate. Now, don’t go saying anything about weeds … ‘cause I can’t tell one from any another type of perennial, and sometimes they even look beautiful.
Here’s a wonderful feel-good article from our area about a teacher that was one heck of a farmer! And what an appreciative former student!
Thank goodness I’m better with students than with real seeds.