I have found teaching is one
of the most satisfying of all professions. It has to be to justify
the low pay and 70 hour weeks. Nonetheless, it is the only profession
I have found to never get boring. Not only is the knowledge
base always increasing, but no class of students is ever the
same. consequently, both curriculum and the techniques used
to teach it must be constantly re-evaluated and refined.
My philosophy is not a complicated
one and can be summed up in the following quote from Lee Iacoca,
former CEO of Chrysler Corp:
a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire
to be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle
for something less, because passing civilization along
from one generation to the next ought to be the highest
honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have."