A Favor to Ask…


Dear Teacher,

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are having an awesome day with friends and family!

This is just going to be a quick post, and I am going to step outside of my normal posts and ask a favor.  I want some feed back from you, my readers.  This is aimed at those for whom this blog has meant enough for you to follow it via WordPress, email, and Twitter.  The blog has resounded with you and you get it.  We need encouragement as teachers, and we need challenges given with a positive spin.  I am more than happy to offer that.  Actually, it fires me up to be able to do that, and your comments and thanks for the encouragement has encouraged me.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Here is the feedback that I need.  I am approaching summer break.  I know that I have readers in the Southern Hemisphere as well as the Northern Hemisphere.  There are also teachers at schools that go year round.  I need to know what you would like from this blog over the summer.  If you don’t mind and have a couple of minutes, could you respond to the question that applies to you?  You can do it here or to my email: dearteacher@outlook.com.  If you do email, please give a subject that shows you are responding to this so I know it is not spam.

  • Northern Hemisphere-ers with a summer break:  What do you need/want from the blog?  Do you want some teacher encouragement over the summer?  If so, what kind?  How often (daily/weekly/something else)?
  • Nothern Hemisphere-ers that teacher year long and Southern Hemisphere-ers:  Would you still like me to post daily or would you be okay with a few times a week?  What kind of posts would you like to see most?

Thank you for your feedback!  I appreciate it!  I also appreciate all of the shares with others.  I want this blog to give encouragement to as many teachers as possible!  Please continue to share.  Thanks!

Once again, I hope you have an awesome Saturday and rest of the weekend.  I will close with a pep talk from the Kid President.  I am sure that we have all seen it, but it is still great encouragement.  Do something awesome not school related this weekend!

You are awesome!  Keep on teaching, Teacher!

Love, Teacher

For more hope and encouragement: @DearTeacherLT (Twitter) and Dear Teacher/Love Teacher Facebook Page.

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2 thoughts on “A Favor to Ask…

  1. I recently stumbled upon you blog by searching to see if any other teacher had created a Dear Teacher project. Your big works for because it is not cheesy, or fake. You don’t talk about teaching like its easy all the time, or like we should always be happy. We struggle, our personal lives seep in to our work lives and it’s hard. I also appreciate that you don’t dwell on the politics of education, or creative projects. You focus on the heart and soul of the teacher. I teach in NC, I have been teaching for 9 years. I started single, got married and now have two kids. I’m a different teacher now that I am a parent. This week one of students was writing letters for our time capsule project to a sister he doesn’t get to see because DSS had to remove gem from their moms home. This is why our jobs are important. We are stability when no one else is. So, thanks for writing for the teacher. Ideas to write about – balancing a family and teaching, inexpensive ways to get ready for a new school year, things you can do to stay positive. Thanks!!

    • Thank you so much for your feedback! I am glad that you get the heart of why I do this blog. Encouragement, hope, and positive challenges for teachers. Thanks for the summer ideas for blog posts. I will think about how to work some of this in. Thanks, again. You are awesome!

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