|Credit: Zelda English & Rodrigo Neto, their shop at Etsy (they're fellow Oregonians)|
My mentor teacher paraphrased this quote to me as we were waiting to pick the kids up from music. I had to find the original! I will let these words speak for themselves....
"If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job." -- Donald D. Quinn