I believe that it is critically important for educators to reflect on why we chose this profession to begin with. This teacher’s vow has sustained me through the years! I vividly remember reciting this poem to my then 5th grade students. One student in particular was repeating this grade, and after hearing this vow, his entire attitude changed! His grades improved as well. I took the poem and made a copy of it for each student, and this student sat it on his desk each day!Please purchase this vow and hang it in your classroom so they will know why you teach!