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#TeachingIs: Part Art, Science, Struggle, and Joy

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This week, schools, students, and parents are taking the time to thank teachers in their communities for their hard work during Teacher Appreciation Week. No question it's a tough job, under a great deal of scrutiny and sometimes with not enough respect, but the millions of people who have dedicated their lives to teaching love their profession because they know they're making a difference.

Educators are celebrating the week by making their voices heard on Twitter through  #TeachingIs with these comments like these: "Teaching is art. Teaching is science. Teaching is joy. Teaching is struggle. Teaching is growth. Teaching is life."

Jessica Keigan writes: "Teaching is celebrating when the student who struggled all year to engage with the books we are reading in class finds a book that he can connect with and begins to choose other texts that feed his new-found interests. Teaching is pushing students to do more than they think they can do and providing support for them along the way."

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!