A teacher with a lot of experience in education shows the readers how difficult the life of a teacher is in primary and secondary school. In the article in the Kyeongyang Magazine she explains that many have the idea that teachers have long vacations and short school days: an easy life, but this is not the reality.
Teachers expend a lot of
emotional energy besides the physical energy in their teaching. Standing
up for six hours a day in front of a class is just one of the minor difficulties. Concern for the students extends to checking their Facebook pages
and dealing with parents along with the daily class load.
last section of her article is on a talk given by Technology,
Entertainment and Design (TED) a nonprofit group that spreads
worthwhile ideas throughout the world and the writer brings to the
attention of her readers: What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the
Longest Study on Happiness. This is what teachers are wanting to do and
she shows her readers what a teacher's task should be.
study that is being used began in 1938 and for this report went to 2015 and continues. The millennials were asked what were their goals in
life: 80% said it was to get rich and 50% wanted to be famous.
study followed two groups of men. One were students at Harvard when the
study began and a group was from one of the poorest areas of Boston
Mass, where many lived without cold and hot running water.
individuals entered many different walks of life. They became factory
workers, lawyers, bricklayers, doctors, some developed alcoholism, a few
schizophrenia, some came from the bottom to the very top, and some
went the other way.
What did they learn during the study? It was very simple: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.
who were in good relationships within the family, friends and community
were happier and healthier than those who did not have that
relationship. Social connection is good for us and loneliness kills.
Secondly, the quality and not the number of the relationships is
important. The third lesson was that these relationships don't only
protect the body and spirit but also the brain.
concludes the article hoping that the parents will be conscious of the
importance of relationship in maturity and see 'after service'
as an important part of the formation of their children. Relationships
once broken are very difficult to renew.