There is Nothing Greater Than Working with Kids!


Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator

Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker, and educator

Believe it or not, I can still remember when I was young and bold and trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I wrestled in high school and was now having a blast coaching high school wrestling while in college. I knew I wanted to stay around the sport, so becoming a public school teacher seemed like the next logical step to take in my life.

However, the thought of being surrounded by kids for the rest of my life made me a little nervous. Like most kids, I was always in a hurry to grow up, so wouldn’t staying around the little ones be going backward? Also, would my brain turn to mush from the lack of future adult conversations? Would I end up always talking like a young kid instead of a grownup? And what about the wise guys that like to pull pranks on their teachers like I did when I was that age? Would I be able to handle those pranksters and get their respect without blowing my top and looking like some old fool?

Well, here I am twenty years later as a schoolteacher and father of five, and I honestly can’t think of one negative thing that has come from working with this generation’s youth. Sure they frustrate me occasionally, but they’re also challenging me to grow as an adult in the midst and chaos of those daily frustrations. Each day is an opportunity to build up both them and myself. Someday these little ones running around here will be running our country. And I hope we have spent enough time and energy on them to help them get it right when it’s their turn.

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