The Whys of Teaching: Holidays, hugs and more…

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December 5, 2016 by HCDE-Texas

The Whys of Teaching: Holidays, hugs and more...

Teachers from HCDE’s Teacher Alternative Certification Program

Being a teacher has its perks. Summers off and generous holidays are a few. Then there are the altruistic reasons.

My friend who is a retired, 20-year teacher continually shares stories with me about the days she see students in restaurants and stores.  Someone has that ah-ha moment when they recognize her. Arms fly around her neck. It’s like a lost best friend is found.

Being a teacher can be tough, but if making a difference is in your genes, it could be a career change well worth thinking about.

At Harris County Department of Education, we have a teacher alternative certification program which features an extensive support system.  If you or someone you know is considering changing careers, please come to one of our information sessions and we’ll fill you in.

Think about it. When is the last time you hugged your CPA or insurance agent? Find out more about what teaching is all about and if it’s your calling.

Attend our session this Thursday or on dates beyond. Register for the free information session , access our website for information,  or call 713-696-1348.

About the blogger:                                                                                                  Harris County Department of Education’s Communication team helps promote the efforts of HCDE’s programs and services to the education community. Our close-knit, award-winning team works together on creative strategies to effectively support the organization. We’re always looking to share great stories and on occasion contribute to the HCDE blog, School Bell.

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