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Think You Have What It Takes To Be A Teacher? Here's What That Actually Looks Like.

Being a teacher probably isn't that hard, right? You're off by mid-afternoon, summers are totally free ... piece of cake! JUST KIDDING. I've never tried it, but being a teacher definitely seems like it would be very challenging. If you aren't quite yet convinced of that, just check out these facts.

Think You Have What It Takes To Be A Teacher? Here's What That Actually Looks Like.

FACT CHECK TIME! Here's what our fact-checkers found:


  • Looks like the average work day for teachers is about 9 hours, but we don't doubt that some work up to 11 hours.
  • And yep, the hours listed for how much teachers work in a year totally check out. To see the numbers for even more countries, check out the source.


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A young boy tried to grab the Pope's skull cap

A boy of about 10-years-old with a mental disability stole the show at Pope Francis' weekly general audience on Wednesday at the Vatican auditorium. In front of an audience of thousands the boy walked past security and onto the stage while priests delivered prayers and introductory speeches.

The boy, later identified as Paolo, Jr., greeted the pope by shaking his hand and when it was clear that he had no intention of leaving, the pontiff asked Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, the head of protocol, to let the boy borrow his chair.

The boy's activity on the stage was clearly a breach of Vatican protocol but Pope Francis didn't seem to be bothered one bit. He looked at the child with a sense of joy and wasn't even disturbed when he repeatedly motioned that he wanted to remove his skull cap.

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