Today’s post is the best of the guest blog posts by “Substitute Teachers.” I was away for almost two weeks, and I asked a few people to post in my stead. They did a wonderful job and there were amazing posts while I was gone! I enjoyed reading and applying what they wrote!
I am going to use today’s post as a little plug. I am looking for help in two areas. I would love to have a collection of “Substitute Teacher Posts” to use when I am unable to write and to possibly to a weekly guest post. I am looking for people who might like to write some words of encouragement, hope, and/or challenges. Some teacher testimonies, stories from the trenches of teaching where encouragement and hop made a difference, would be awesome, as well. You don’t need to be a blogger, you just have to have something to say! Email if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second plug is another requests for stories or words of encouragement, but this is stories about teachers that you have had in the past that made a difference. I want to collect thank you letters to former teachers and/or stories about how what they did and how they taught made a difference in your life. I think we could learn so much from reading stories and letters like this! I want to post these stories from time to time, and if I get enough I would love to think about putting a book together. Would you like to be a part of this? Please? 🙂 Use the same email to let me know your interest, or just send me your letter or story. I am going to start by posting my letter soon!
Okay, now for the posts. Read a few and share the one you liked the most!
- Teaching as a Lifestyle – How great teachers go the extra mile because teaching is more than a job.
- Just Keep Moving (in the right direction) – The art of being happy and not giving up but moving forward when things are rough.
- Why (Did I Become a Teacher)? – This was the most popular post while I was out (it was shared as many times as my most popular posts) and it is about remembering why you became a teacher in the first place. Great post!
- The Imagination Box – Why creativity might be the most important and vital tool of teachers.
- Courage and Trying Again – Teaching is about courage and never giving up, ever.
- A Teacher “Prayer” – A quote and thoughts that remind us about the blessings and challenges of being a teacher.
- The Take Care of You Challenge – A challenge for taking care of yourself during the summer and breaks so that you can be a better teacher for your students.
Which one is your favorite? Why? Since you liked it, share the link with others and spread the encouragement! 🙂
You are awesome! No matter what the week has been like, today will be great. Make it great. Keep moving and keep teaching, Teacher!
PS…I am going to officially stop sharing the link in the Edmodo communities (I am only going to share in the Dear Teacher/Love Teacher group there from now on). It is never more important than now for you to share Dear Teacher/Love Teacher with others. Share where ever you can and spread the encouragement revolution! By the way, you can share in the communities, I am just not going to.