After observing a high school science class in Durham several weeks ago, one of the students walked over to where I was sitting.
“Are you sure you want to teach?” she asked me.
I assured her I did.
“Hm,” she replied. I couldn’t tell if the look she was giving me was more puzzled or pitying. “Are you SURE?”
I smiled and told her that, yes, I knew what I was getting myself into and still wanted to teach.
“Why don’t you do something easier…like go to war?”