Today is my birthday. I had a nice day, got to spend it with students who I enjoy being around and co-workers who care about the job they do. I also spent it Skyping with Mike and his class. The day ended uneventful as I walked out the building. I was driving home to pick up my own children and daydreaming about why I do what I do. As I walked into my children's school, I saw a flyer in the hallway, "It's Friday". It's Friday, is a weekly newsletter by the Superintendent's office about the schools my kids attend. It is for teachers, not the general public (I think), but anyways I read it--and so glad I did.
The superintendent started by exploring the Three R's: Relationships, Rigor and Relevance. I wanted to share a pome he had shared, with you.
We teach the whole child with all of his or her
Shortcomings and strenghts,
Soiled blue jeans and runny noses,
Feeling and attiudes,
And Deep human interests and needs....
That Have Driven Us All Into the Education Profession.
Enough said. I am proud to do what I do.