This month brings lots of things to the front of our focus. Teacher Appreciation Week is one that I think should be recognized all year not just for one week during the most hectic time of the year. Teachers work very hard without many pats on the back, praise, or happy notes.
Who else could wrangle a group of 5 year olds to the carpet and show them a schema that will last for the rest of their life? teacher
Who else could take a non interested reader and change them into a ravenous reader?
Who else can read a letter written in what looks like another language but is really invented spelling?
Who else can take all of the criticism from outside of education and keep a big smile on their face and an even bigger desire to work with their students even more?
The answer is TEACHER!!
Teaching is a great profession. I have been an educator for 32 years and still love it as much as I did at the beginning.
I believe people have taken teachers for granted. That taking for granted just breaks my heart because we are the builders of tomorrow. Without teachers , there would be not one doctor, lawyer, president, CEO or CTO, cowboy, iron worker, truck driver or general!
I am proud to be in a profession that has weathered adversity yet stayed positive!
So, remember to thank a teacher for what they do not just during this week but every week in the year!