Poll Question: When you become a K-12 educator, how would you make sure that teaching is no longer being downgraded?

Only 3 people answered my poll question. The results are below.

2 Teach is
2 Touch lives
4 Ever

Educators should be given more in credit in what they love to do. Being an educator will not get you a hefty check and that is very sad. You don’t get a profession for the money (some people do), but in order for you and your family to have a comfortable life, you need financial stability. An educator helps to pave a road for their students. They want to make sure that their students succeed in life. Who doesn’t?!?!

Poll respondent #1 feels that once their students learn, their job is done. I agree. If my students are learning the material being taught, I will be happy with myself. I will feel a sense of accomplishment, which is always a good thing.

I think that my students will be an example of what kind of teacher I am, therefore, I will not be downgraded. ~ Poll respondent #2

Poll respondent #2 is confident in their career. If I am a great teacher, I will expect nothing less of my students. If you are in my class, you represent me. IF YOU FAIL, I FAIL!

By demanding to be treated as a professional, people will be forced to change their opinion about teachers. We are skilled people and we have to demand respect . ~ Poll respondent #3

Poll respondent #3 will demand respect. As I tell people, you don’t have to like me, but you will respect me. If you are a professional, you should be treated as one.


  1. If you fail, I fail, I like that. I feel the same way when I coach my basketball team, all the blame always falls on the coach especially if we lose

  2. I like that idea of demanding respect, but the truth is that respect is earned. We have to show others through our work and gain respect.

  3. I like this “I think that my students will be an example of what kind of teacher I am, therefore, I will not be downgraded”..

    This is a good motivation to start with….

  4. I strongly agree with poll respondent #3 “we are skilled people and we have to demand respect .” I feel like teacher’s don’t get the honor they deserve. We help build the future by educating children. We need to be recognized for what we do once in a while to motivate us. However,, its very said instead of being honored for what we do, we are downgraded by the systems. Starting off…they should definitely raise educators salary! 😀

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