World Teachers’ Day: Our favourite 10 reasons that teachers gave for #WhyITeach

For World Teachers’ Day, we asked you to tell us why you became a teacher, or why you have remained a teacher, and you responded in your hundreds. Below are our 10 favourite answers, as well as a Storify so you can browse through all the tweets sent using the hashtag.

  1. @tes because I leave work feeling like a superhero, without having to don the lycra #WhyITeach #worldteachersday pic.twitter.com/MMO59RwGfB

    — Josie Kitchiner (@Josie_Kitchiner) October 5, 2015

  2. “There’s no other job that’s as challenging, confusing, or demanding as teaching, but sometimes ‘thank you’ means the world.” – @MissKateWoz
  3. For the trips with great pupils and great views #WhyITeach #geographyteacher #holderness @tes pic.twitter.com/mjGfC5716o

    — DOwen (@MrOwenGeography) October 5, 2015

  4. “Stickers, stamps, tea and going to bat for my kids who might not have anyone on their side other than me. Being there.” – @SocialistTeach
  5. #WhyITeach, because every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them. @tesusa pic.twitter.com/EJRrLbeP8Z

    — Erica Magnusson (@EricaMagnusson) October 5, 2015

  6. “It’s fun” – @ConorHeaven
  7. “To give children choice, independence, broadened minds, ambition, creativity and resilience to carry them through life.” – @SusanCMiles
  8. Because the girls never fail to amaze us with their talent, ambition and fresh thinking #whyiteach #ruletheworld @tes pic.twitter.com/9MOLDuWIEK

    — SHSK School (@SHSKSchool) October 5, 2015

  9. “So few careers can satiate an unhealthy stationery fetish.” – @swest_teach

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