I don’t talk anywhere near enough about how resilient, patient, thoughtful, fearless, passionate, pioneering, loving and just plain awesome our Teach For China teachers are. But that’s what they are.
It doesn’t matter whether they’re living off the side of a mountain or in a flooded factory town, or whether they get a little or a lot of electricity/water/internet, or even whether they’re from America or China. The fact is, they chose to uproot their lives and love the kids we serve long before they have even met them.
All that’s left to say is, happy first day of school and don’t panic.
Photo by Sean Sukol, Teach For China 2013-15 Teaching Fellow
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