My employment records say I am an English teacher. However, I say "I teach 'Live 101,' but my kids earn scores for English." That is, I teach so many life skills--from saying "please" and "thank you," to "My girlfriend says I'm not a man because I'm not having sex with her," and everything in between.
Involving my kids in their class, their school, their community, and their nation is an important part of teaching, in my opinion, so however I can get them involved in SOMEthing that is not themselves is what we do.
I love teaching, but despise what our profession is becoming due to outsider influences. One of my currently-favorite sayings is "Those who can, teach. Those who can't pass laws for teachers."