Liken this profession to a comic book, and you'll find thousands of heroes saving people from mishaps, all over their own towns. Innocent citizens in mini Gothams, protected by the under cover figure who only needs to remove his glasses, or spin in a phone booth, to become a masterful alter ego. It's time to take off the mask.
Like Captain America, we are patriotic.
Our schools are our kingdoms and we protect those inside our castle walls. The land outside our fortress can be a dangerous place, so we educate the civilians to cope with the world on the other side of the door. School mottos and extremely official Codes of Conduct give us rules to live by and attitudes to exhibit. We lead by example and keep our guard against unwanted villains.
Like Iron Man, we are foolishly ambitious.
No lesson is too grand and no resource is too hard to create; if our students require something, we do our upmost to locate it. Similar to the eccentric genius Tony Stark, we are strategic problem solvers, willing and brave enough to try something new for the sake of our followers. Yes, we might make mistakes. But until you try, you'll never know!
Like Thor, we have strong family values.
With so much time spent in our classrooms, it becomes a second home. Perfectly fitting when many of our pupils require extra pastoral support, in order to make academic gains. Twinned with the real families we work with, a school community thrives with a welcoming environment and focus on well-being as the prime state for progress. What's more, we have many more tools to our belt than just a hammer! There's the marking pen, sticky notes, staple gun, heavy-duty ring binders...
Like Black Widow, we're stealthy.
There's unfathomably little that goes on inside our classes that we don't know about, and certainly nothing we won't find out about with a bit of interrogation. We have eyes and ears everywhere. So although you might not see us, we see you, and you won't get away with it. Although maybe not as acrobatic as the real deal, we are able to move in shadows and appear without cause or reason.
Like The Hulk, we have to keep a lid on it.
While our citizens keep us from turning a strange shade of green, there are often times when a peculiar case of annoyance brushes over. Bitten tongues and deep exhales remedy the uncontrollable frustrations of being controlled by S.H.I.E.L.D's every whim. That said, this fierce attitude frequently comes in handy when we feel our little ones are being mistreated.
Every teacher has their power, but it's only when they group together, that the 'super' comes in. You'll move through the corridors throughout your career, picking up the talents of those around you, academic or otherwise. Your school community is what drives success, and variety only makes it stronger. There are villains out there, many are metaphorical, but your people need you.