Wednesday, March 23, 2011


{Haha I look a little overexcited...which is mostly a permanent facial expression when you teach kindergarten}  

I've been wanting to write a post for a while now about what has been happening in the world of teaching slips and bad reputations.  But every time I start, I get so overwhelmed and upset. I feel helpless. 

So I have this to say instead,

I want to shout from the roof tops that our job as teachers is to open the minds of our students, to inspire them, to show them that they hold the world in their hands.  Our job is not to sit behind our desk overseeing the learning, but to be involved with our students, learn alongside with them.  We need to believe in our children. We cannot give up on them, but we need to show them who they are capable of becoming.  We need to give our students an education that will open doors of possibility.  

Teachers cannot do this alone.  Parents and communities need to bind together, work together without blame. We need to accept only an education that is of the highest quality.  That is our responsibility.

And that is my responsibility, it is my livelihood. I cannot fail my students or I have failed. 

{okay I'll get off my soap box now}