I am going to be asking my staff this question using the Teacher2Teacher #WhyITeach Storytelling Toolkit. I thought I should gather my own thoughts about this, too!
The project asks teachers to put their reason on a bubble. That means about 1 sentence. Ahhh! How can I fit my complex thoughts about this in one sentence?!
If I'm forced to boil it down to a sentence, it would be this:
"I teach because I want students and teachers to feel empowered, capable, and important."
Why do you teach?