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Educator Asks: Would You Do It for Free?

Educator Asks: Would You Do it for Free?

Being a teacher can be tough, but it is crucial for educators to hold on to their passion.

Naphtali Hoff, veteran educator, shares his views about being a passionate teacher and shares ways how to keep that passion in a recent blog post on

“Yes, I would do what I do for free if I could,” he said. “You see, I am passionate about my work as an executive and educational coach, much as I was about my previous work in the classroom and as a school leader.”

Hoff said he has “always believed strongly in making a difference in the lives of others, whether for children and those that inspire them, or for leaders who seek to optimize and help their teams and organizations be the very best that they can be.”

When it comes to education, Hoff said that everyone who teaches “must possess that burning desire to teach, engage and inspire. Those that don’t, in my opinion, have no business entering a classroom.”

“Some teachers may pin the blame on their paychecks. We all know that education is not the most financially rewarding field and that some of our colleagues may need to pursue multiple positions or rely on working spouses in order to make ends meet.”

Research, he said, “tells us that compensation does not correlate as strongly as we may have thought with job satisfaction.”

“The most important ingredient in ensuring a happy workforce is to offer them meaningful tasks that help them grow as people and professionals,” he said. “And that comes from an appreciation for what we do, each and every day.”

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Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor

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