I connect students to parents and grandparents.
What do you think the person who made that statement does as a chosen profession?
Lt. Col. Paul Scheidler has served our country for over 20 years, has served multiple deployments in the Middle East, and has been awarded the bronze star. Oh, and he also happens to be an American History Teacher at Heartland High School in Hartland, Michigan. The DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) in Michigan recognized him as the 2015 Outstanding American History Teacher.
We have a choice each day to do our job or to make our work about our purpose, cause or passion. It is always a choice.
It was a treat to be in the same room and feel the magnetic pull of the purpose that oozed out of Lt. Col./Mr. Scheidler. I bet his students feel the same way.
Your job does not matter as much as the reason you do it. What is your reason? Just ask your teammates – I am sure they know.