School means study, learning and growing up with abilities and skills that enable young adults to face the complexities of our society. For many these are defined goals and they fight hard to reach them, however, there are so many kids for whom school is only a place where they are forced to go to by parents, by social laws and because there's nowhere else to go to. School is a community "inhabited" by different social groups, what allows children to train themselves to live in a larger community and where they must adapt to people from varied ethnic groups or nationalities.
Teachers are very important agents at school, not only because they have the duty to teach, but also because they, too, must learn to deal with so many different kids, coming from so many different social backgrounds.
Every new school year, teachers must face classes of new students, who look at them in expectation. They wish the teacher to be so many things...someone who has got knowledge, who is going to teach them new skills, who is not going to be boring but always funny and easy-going. They wish the teacher to become a friend, not a foe.
Being a teacher is probably one of the most difficult tasks in society, although many don't think so.
I love being a teacher in spite of all the criticisms, the lost reputation and the difficulties.
To all those involved in Education , I wish a "funny" school year.