What about the teachers

What about the teachers who spend hours each day,

Not drinking, not eating and not peeing.

What about the teachers who spend hours each day,

Searching for perfection, striving, aiming,

So students can dance that perfect dance.

What about the teachers who spend hours each day,

Nursing and nurturing children without.

What about the teachers who never watch TV,

Netflix a random thing students talk about until holidays,

When maybe there is time to binge a little, to catch up on our shows.

What about the teachers who give up everything,

Who give up weekends, who give up holidays,

So students can have amazing experiences.

What about the teachers who go home each night,

Tired and drained, nothing left for their own kids.

What about the teachers who lose it one day,

Shout at the students then cry at night.

What about the teachers who give way too much,

To have students just assume that you would do it again.

What about the teachers that work silently in the background,

Not seeking recognition and never receiving,

Passed over for promotions because they are too busy to push how amazing they truly are.

What about the teachers who have no friends outside of the profession,

Because they simply do not have time during the school term to socialise.

What about the teachers who are so good at their jobs,

That they are persistently given the lowest classes, the worse classes,

The classes that take hours of preparation to get the best out of the students

The classes that have 50% special needs, with the other 50% low literacy or behaviours,

What about the teachers who go out on stress leave,

What about the ones who say, “This is wrong, I need your support, not more of the same.”

What about those ones, the ones who recognise the cost this career has had on them.

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