Inspired by this post to children, by Colleen Wilson.
In case you think it goes unnoticed…
To the teacher who changed one small thing in your classroom thereby making a difference to the learning, I see you.
To the teacher who struggled to communicate difficult news to parents and managed to make them feel supported, I see you.
To the teacher who found technology challenging but overcame fear and got the children blogging, I see you.
To the teacher who wrestled with the option of an interesting job offer and made the decision to stay and make a difference, I see you.
To the teacher who had to deal with complaints, yet has risen to the challenge and decided to become the best educator possible, I see you.
To the teacher who thought she was ordinary and had to be pushed to realise her incredible potential, I see you.
To the teacher who was afraid to let go, but is gradually beginning to hand over control to the learners, I see you.
To the unassuming teacher, reluctant to put herself out there and share the amazing learning taking place in her classroom, I see you.
To the teacher who finds difficult situations intimidating and often blames herself, but works tirelessly to make things better for other human beings, I see you.
To the teacher who worried about managing what everyone else was doing and instead had the courage to try something different, I see you.
To the teacher who shifted from ‘doing school’ to observing carefully in order to be ready when the special moment happened, I see you.
To the teacher who measured herself against others and didn’t see herself as a leader but is ready to step up now, I see you.
To the teacher fearful of change, who clung to old ways of doing things and finally leaped out of her comfort zone, I see you.
To the teacher who is filled with self doubt, always thinking he could have done better, not realising that’s how all good teachers feel, I see you.
(Back in 2016.)
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I am so moved by this post Ed. We ALL need to keep it close and read it when things are hard. Thank you too for your amazing blog. It haz provoked inspired and encouraged.
To Edna, who supports and inspires us with her words, her stories, her observations of children, their teachers and classroom practice, we hear you and are grateful.
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please remind me that in the middle/end of next year so I have the “ko’ach” to continue doing all of these great things you see in us 🙂