Teachers often spend more time with our children than we do. Great teachers do it all. Although standing in front of the classroom is a huge part of a teacher’s responsibilities, they extend far beyond that into the lives of their students, their students’ families and their community. A great teacher may help a student-in-need after class, attend PTA meetings and root on the school’s baseball team on the weekend. A great teacher may also attend relevant conferences, network with other teachers and engage in continuing education to stay at the forefront of their specialty. Great teachers teach, and we all know that. Great teachers also do so much more. Great teachers motivate, inspire and lead. Great teachers change lives.