My biggest pet peeve is when people say, "oh you must be so patient." I am not just patient. I am educated, smart, talented and caring. This is what makes me a good teacher. If patience was all I needed, I would fail. There are many days I feel that what I really lack IS patience.
I honestly believe I am the person that I am today because of my student's. They change me every day for the better. They really do inspire me to work harder, be better and inspire more. I love my kids and love going to work everyday.