Yes, professors are teachers too. And since I'm married to one, I feel like I should give him - and all the professors I know and love - a shout-out as well.
You might think professors have it easy compared to say, preschool teachers. Or 1st grade teachers. Or seventh grade teachers. And while you might be right in some respects - professors don't usually have to wipe runny noses or teach kids to read or separate pairs of hormonal Tweens caught making out in middle school bathrooms - you'd be pretty far off base in others.
When I was in college I imagined my professors' days looked something like this: come in to the office around 10am, teach a class or two, pass homework assignments and exams off to graduate students to grade, have coffee with fellow professors, go home around 4pm. Professor-ing appeared to be a pretty good gig.
Now, 15 years later and older and wiser, I know better. I won't go into detail here (though if you're curious about what the road to becoming a professor and the life of a professor actually look like, please don't hesitate to ask me), but I will say that they deserve to be recognized this week as well. If for no other reason than the fact that this...
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