I guess you have probably figured out that my time is very limited here at the beginning of the school year. Sorry for the lack of a weekly theme song last week! I could have used one myself. Teaching is such hard work. I know you know that. I just want to let you know that there are others who feel your pain…even the guy who tries to encourage teachers!
Well, it is that time. Click play and then keep reading.
Teaching is hard work. You know it and I know it. It is tiring. It is stressful. It takes everything that we have inside of us, and then wants more.
It takes our time. It takes our energy. It takes our emotions. It takes our everything.
It is heart-breaking. It is life-changing. It is mind-boggling. It is back-breaking.
It is hard…but it is who we are. We love every difficult minute. We were made for this. We go through all of the grueling and exhausting aspects of what we do because we know we are making a difference. We are changing lives. We are affecting the future for the good.
I am not sure how you are feeling right now. I am tired. Only four weeks in, and I am so very tired. But I love it. I know that the hard work will pay off.
I do not have to let the grind get to me. I know that all of the things that it takes to start the year off right will be worth it. The students will start taking responsibility for their learning and I can do what I love to do…teach them!
Even if today and this week is going to be difficult, remember it is still a beautiful day.
You are a teacher. You love teaching. It is all worth it. Your students are worth it.
Keep going, Teacher! It is all worthwhile. Every arduous second is going to make a difference. You love your students. They may not love you yet, but they will. Keep going.
Don’t let the little stuff get to you today or this week. Let the job parts of your job be what they are. Focus on the students. Take things from administration with a grain of salt. It is all for your students!
It is a beautiful day!
Share that beautiful day with someone today. Remind them that it is beautiful. Let your beautiful attitude towards the day help spark other beautiful attitudes. Use your words well. Help your students see the beauty in every day.
When I was looking for the video to this song, I found this. I saw it at a meeting a few years ago, and it stuck with me. It is more about our words than about viewing the day as beautiful, but somehow I feel that it fits. Even if it doesn’t fit, I am sharing it anyway! 🙂
How can your words spark something beautiful today?
You are awesome, and I know that it is going to be a beautiful day for you. Let it be a beautiful day. Make it a beautiful day! You are amazing and you are making a difference. Keep on teaching, Teacher, and keep seeing each day as beautiful!