Today I decided to count how many math classes I've taught, not including any teaching I did during college and not including the 4 years after college, when I was a Support Instructor.
I also decided to count how many total students I've influenced, again discounting any students I taught prior to being an official math teacher. I became a math teacher in 2005, and this is my 5th year of teaching.
According to my calculations, today--at this moment--I have taught exactly 4,390 classes. Since each class is 42 minutes long, that means I've been teaching a total of 175,600 minutes or about 2,927 hours...which is like teaching constantly for 122 days without taking a break.
I have helped form the mathematical skills of about 650 students! Wow. :)
No wonder I don't have any plans on a Friday night. I'm too exhausted!