As many teachers go back to school, it is easy to bemoan what is past. You could hit that alarm and moan and wish for another day. But I think the best strategy – at least the one that works for me – is to get up and run into the day. Get up early. Get to school early. Drink Your Coffee. Whatever it takes to hit this excitement head on.
I've had a fantastic start to the school year with my students. We're learning so much and I love our new LMS – Haiku Learning. We've got other exciting things planned this year including robotics and app building. You've got exciting things in store too.
Better Every Year
Never ever consider teaching the same year 30 times – that would be sad. Instead, if you and I are lucky enough to teach 30 years – we should become better every year. We should level up and move forward. This is an awesome profession that changes lives. It is exciting to start school and to have THEM back.
Those precious, wonderful kids who have all these talents and don't know it yet. Oh, but I love those who are down. Those who remind me of myself at that age, I guess – they're the ones left out – the ones who are struggling to learn – the ones who don't feel like they fit in. As a teacher, you and I are a powerful force for good. We can be the light we wish to see in the world – shining spotlights upon the strengths of these children and helping them work through their weaknesses so the weaknesses don't become debilitating influences upon their lives.
You Get What You Expect
But all of this starts with what we expect. You get what you think you'll get. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right.”
So, hit this day with all you've got! You're on your way!!
YYYYYYYEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! I get to teach another day.
And that, my friends, is a very sweet thing that makes every day like a bite of chocolate. So sweet and delicious but always leave you wanting more.
Teach well. Be noble. You've got this.
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