Recently in the media there has been discussion around teachers and snow days. While there are many funny memes and videos, there have also been some upsetting posts about teachers. While these type of articles usually get me riled up and ranting I am taking a deep breath and focussing on the positive.
I am going to focus on the teachers that I have come across that are my heroes - who have impacted my life for the better - who go above and beyond. Teachers who I need to say Thank You to!
My Grade 2 teacher, who made me fall in love with school, despite being sick most of the year. I will never forget seeing her at the mall - the day I realized teachers have a life outside of school - it was shocking!! I think Grade 2 was the year I decided I wanted to be in school forever, so I should become a teacher.
My Grade 7 teacher who showed me the importance of making connections with your students. She made the class a community, based not only on learning together but growing as people. People that she cared about. I will always treasure the way she responded to each journal entry with interest, compassion and a little push.
My Grade 9 English teacher who pushed me into Enriched English - believing in me, when I did not really believe in myself.
I also need to thank the amazing teachers I have worked with.
I had the privilege to learn from an amazing Grade 1/2 teacher for 15 years. She showed me what true collaboration looks like, how to communicate with parents, how to take a breath and decide what was really important. She also reinforced that I should always sing inside my head only : )
I also had the privilege to work with another amazing teacher for 15 years. She showed incredible dedication to her students. She showed me what it means to "step up" and do whatever needs to be done.
These two ladies are my heroes - they not only go above and beyond for their students. They went above and beyond for me. They became my family.
Becoming part of the teacher-blogging community (first as a stalker) has introduced me to so many amazing teachers, who are not only heroes to their own students - but to students around the world. They inspire us to try new things that will make our classroom a more engaging and vibrant place to be. They share resources and ideas and I am thankful everyday to be able to click on my blog feed and gain inspiration, confirmation or some days... commiseration.
As a seller on TpT I have been humbled by peoples' thoughtful feedback on my products. I love the thought that students in classes all over are using things I created - it is really thrilling. Hearing from teachers that it was a hit, that is an amazing feeling.
During the Christmas season, I received a lot of positive feedback on this product.
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You may be thinking "That is nice, but not really helpful to me right now" BUT it may be something you want to pick up early during the TpT sale this Wednesday. Or you can check out the Easter version....
Both of these products will be on sale, along with my entire store, during the TpT sale this Wednesday.