While both of the above events are incredible, it made me think of how different the world of sports is to the world of teaching. Wouldn't it be cool if teachers were treated in the same manner as athletes? Having their retirement make headlines and even be partially to blame for a massive Twitter outage during their last lesson in class? I guess I'm not the only one to wonder about this alternate universe because popular comedy sketch duo Key & Peele created an amazing sketch called TeachingCenter back in July 2015 to address such ideas. If you haven't already contributed to more than 6.4 million views, then do so now.
As funny as the above sketch is, I kind of wish the actual teaching career had even just a smidge more similarities because those teachers in the video were worshipped! Not that I need to be worshipped, but I wish the profession was more respected. So even if you don't have the salaries mentioned in the video ($80 Million guaranteed over 6 years with $40 Million in testing incentives!), have press conferences to announce your pending transfer of schools, or were "drafted" out of college becoming an instant millionaire, know that you matter and that you make a difference!
Thanks for being a teacher and changing the world one child at a time!