I know that we all struggle through the tough patches of working in a somewhat thankless career. More than that, we are often scrutinized and demeaned by people who just don’t understand what we do. That can be hard, but we take it in stride and keep pressing on, even if no one notices. That is what makes us awesome. That is what makes you awesome!
I have put words to the unspoken thanks of students in the past, but I thought this morning I might give words to the unspoken thanks to someone else. I know this letter will probably never happen, but I am sure that there are those out there who definitely feel this way. So here is a letter to us from the world at-large.
Know that it is all true, even if we seldom hear it. Read it, smile, and know you are awesome. Share it with other teachers and lets get this Encouragement Revolution kicked into high gear today!
You are awesome. You are amazing. You are making a difference, even if it is only in the background where very few see it. You are making the future, and the world thanks you! I thank you! Thank you, Teacher! Keep on teaching!
PS…I know I keep talking about it, but I am so excited about these posters and how they can motivate students (intrinsically) to keep moving and pressing on! The Motivational ABCs Poster/Word Wall are available in the Dear Teacher/Love Teacher TeachersPayTeachers Store…check it out, if you haven’t had the chance! The image in this post is one of the printable posters in the set. Oh, and the posters are on a deep discount sale this week! You have $2 to motivate students, don’t you? 🙂
I don’t know if you have ever seen any of the space shuttles in person, but I have gotten to see three of them. I have to tell you, they are truly as awesome as they seem to be. Really. Truly magnificent!
One thing that makes them awesome is the sheer size. They are huge and hard to take in. Awesomeness number two is the fact is what these shuttles did. They went to space. Vast and wonderful space. They have carried people over and over to places that few people have ever been. Awesome fact three is how long they did this. They made trips to space for decades! And lastly (at least the last piece of awesome I will be sharing) is the time, effort, knowledge, and care that went into the shuttles to do what they did for so long.
They are a connection to something most people will never be directly connected to…and loving care went into allowing the ginormous shuttles to do this for a very long time!
I share this to say something that I have said before. Awesome is as awesome does (go ahead and hear it in the Forrest Gump voice). Teacher, you are awesome! You do awesome things! Don’t lose this in the grind of stress of every day life! You are awesome, so do awesome things. You do awesome things, and that makes you awesome. Be awesome!
You are amazing. You are believed in. And you are making a huge difference in the lives of your students. Keep being awesome and keep on teaching, Teacher!