The real heroes are in the classroom

Students should appreciate teachers’ hard work, dedication

The real heroes are in the classroom

Jovanna Coronado, General Assignments Reporter

At 5 a.m., most people are sleeping while Spanish teacher Elliot Smith is already up reviewing for the day. At 6 a.m., he drives to school, and by 7 a.m., he’s already laid out the day. At 7:45 a.m., he takes 15 minutes to relax; when school starts, he has very few breaks and has to make sure he’s fully prepared.

The unnoticed heroes of the school are the teachers who put in their time and effort to teach us. A lot of students believe that teachers give them lots of work to be mean. The truth is, they give us practice so we can fully understand the skill.

Students don’t have as much to worry about ,while teachers have to worry about many things. While students have to think only about chores and school-related things, teachers have to worry about bills, grades, lesson plans, dealing with our behavior and much more.

Some teachers spend a lot of time in tutoring before and after school hours to help us, even though they don’t have to. They teach us because they want to help, but we always complain.

There is a lot of stress that comes with the job and a lot of new teachers quit because they can’t handle the stress. Many students’ bad behavior contributes to the stress of these teachers.

Teachers give a lot up in order to teach us, and one of those things is free time. Smith, for example, spends his weekends grading papers and planning lessons, while most students hang out with friends. Without a doubt, teachers sacrifice and work hard to help us succeed.