I don’t think I need to remind you, but you do not have a typical career, typical life, or typical day-to-day. You do more. More than seems humanly possible, really. How?
I think we all wonder that some days, don’t we?
I mean, we plan. We grade. We manage classrooms. We call parents. We professionally develop and we professionally learn in a community while we do it. We differentiate. We include. We learn about days. We find out what caused changes in behavior. We enrich. We monitor. We adjust. We troubleshoot tech problems. We connect. We enable growth. We mind mindsets. We inspire. We encourage. We teach. We instruct. We tutor. We work with small groups. We do extra past the curricular needs. We school students after the school day. We even sometimes, occasionally get to use the bathroom.
And that is just a partial list. I forgot about laminating.,,copying.,,researching…blogging…newslettering…PSTAing…websiting…eating lunch from time to time…and on…and on…and on.
Seriously, how do we so much in a day? And that is just the “school stuff.” Don’t get me started on life and how to leave that at home once we start that “school stuff.”
Teacher, you and I are superheros! After writing all of that, I think the image is wrong…we do more in a day that others do in a month!
But that is not my point.
I wanted to remind you about how not normal your life is…but how you overcome so much…especially on Mondays…and make a difference week-in and week-out. It is truly amazing! It really is.
So, when you start this week out (or any day that you might be reading this), remember that when you are overcoming and moving past obstacles and challenges you face, you are making a difference in the lives and futures of so many. It is hard, but you do it every day, and it is completely spectacular. You are living for something bigger than yourself…and everything you go through do that is worth it! Seriously.
Thank you for you perseverance and tremendously hard work! You are an inspiration to me and all the others you come into contact with. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!
You are awesome! You rock! Keep on teaching, Teacher!