So, for I love to read month, we have had certain days where we needed to dress up. Today some of us dressed up as SUPER TEACHERS. Now, let me state my case!
We have amazing X-Ray vision
Have you seen our awesome gizmos we get to use?
In the past 20 years, I have rocked the ditto machine, the RISSO machine and all sorts of copiers. Now that I am trying to have a paperless classroom, not so much. With all the tech my eyes have seen and my hands have touched, I am thankful for recent gadgets like ipods, ipads, cell phones for BYOD. I am thankful for all the apps I have had to understand to make teaching "easier." Gadgets and gizmos galore...and I can't wait to see what I will learn about as time moves forward!
We have the power of elasticity!
Committees, grad school, PLCs, team meetings, differentiation, SAT, long hours and extended evenings, parent phone calls and conferences, a meeting here, a meeting there..that is what the AVERAGE teacher does. Yes, teachers do it. We do it because we love our job. We have a drive and a passion for it all. We have grit. We are stretched like Gumby some days. That's the way it is.
We light fires and are the protectors of the eternal flame.
You can't start a fire without a spark and we spark interest in so many areas of learning for students and ask them to go above and beyond their imagination. My real job is to be the cultivator of learning. To prepare the soil for seeds of learning to land and to water the soil. Then my job is to keep that eternal flame lit. Keep watering...let the seed keep growing. In this world of boundless knowledge and many ways to find it, it is an exciting and daunting task to keep it all going!
|The M stands for MOM. I am a SUPER MOM!|
So, to all the SUPER TEACHERS out there, I salute you! Way to go!!! I stand with you and celebrate your journey in this profession! Its not easy...but it is one of the best jobs out there!