I feel it is very important, as a teacher to document your story. Just like students, a teacher will also get stereotyped by individuals. From students, from parents, and also from the community. A lot of individuals think that all teachers are lazy, mainly because they feel that teachers do not have the same fear as other workers of losing their jobs because of “tenure.” Now, I am not that there are no teachers out there that fit this description, but I do feel the majority of teacher would be disgusted that they are lumped into this stereotype. It is important to document what you do in the classroom, your story, to be able to show anyone who feels that teachers are lazy. We may only work 9 months out of the year, but if you document everything a great teacher does in a single day and compare it to a 12 month employee, I bet you would find that the 12 month employee will have a lot more down time during the day than the teacher does.