As anyone who’s ever done it can tell you, being a teacher is not an easy job. But most don’t know the half of it! For most teachers, the school day doesn’t end at 3pm – mentoring, after-school help and staff meetings can easily extend the day an extra 90 minutes or more, not including another 95 minutes spent at home grading, planning and doing other job related tasks. For extracurricular advisors and sports coaches, the average work day can be as long as 11 hours and 20 minutes! In fact, many teachers work 53 hours a week or more, and certainly not for the great pay or benefits – 91 percent of teachers cited a desire to work with children as their primary motivator.

So to all the teachers out there, thank you and keep up the hard work! And if you are, have, or love a teacher, we want to hear from you! Check out the rest of this infographic from topteachingcolleges.net and be sure to leave a comment!

Making the Grade: Great Teachers in Our Schools
Source: Making the Grade: Great Teachers in Our Schools