Why did you become a teacher?
When I think back to my decision (too many years ago to count), it comes down to the students. Being surrounded by students each day is exhilarating. I love the honesty with which they live. I love witnessing their aha moments. I love their spontaneous exclamations of delight.
But let’s face it. The last few years have been tough. The pressures and pivots due to COVID and the expectations placed upon teachers quickly cause fatigue and can easily overwhelm us.
This year I challenge you to rediscover the joy of teaching. Close your door to the chaos and reignite your reason for choosing this profession in the first place.
Which moments in your classroom do you treasure the most? How will you ensure these moments outweigh the challenges?
“Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.” Robert Louis Stevenson