My Fellow Colleagues,
With the start of a new school year quickly approaching, join me this week to take some time and be good to yourself.
Think about splurging on something for yourself, like that long overdue spa treatment or a day the beach. How will you take care of yourself this week?
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
What are you doing to make sure that every day is the “best” for kids? What are you doing to make sure parents and/or families can have the best school experience ever?
Harriet Tubman once said “Every great DREAM begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the STRENGTH, the PATIENCE, and the PASSION to reach for the stars to CHANGE the world.”
Have you taken the opportunity to listen to your students and let them share a dream? What have you done to help your students set goals to achieve their dreams? What have you done to help your students stay strong and feel passionate about their dreams?
I recently read an editorial in the local paper about telling teachers they have made a difference on Teacher Appreciation Day and/or week. While I agree with the author to some extent, I often find myself wondering how many students, families, and/or parents I have thanked for making a difference. We ALL like to be appreciated and thanked for our hard work.
Parents and families are JUST as important as teachers and must also be thanked and appreciated.
Think about a parent and/or family that has really made a difference in your classroom this year. Take a moment to thank them. Perhaps invite them in for an Appreciation or Recognition Night.