Sometimes, it only takes a single teacher to turn a child’s life around. Some children will come to school today because of that teacher. Be that teacher everyday!
I spent much of my time reflecting this week as I am trying to complete my National Teacher of the Year Application. In doing so, I was reminded of the reason we do what we do- to impact the lives of children. I found myself going back to books that I have read over the years that inspired me to be the best teacher I could be. One of the many highlighted sentences that resonated with me came from John Hattie’s book, “Visible Learning for Teachers. ” It said, KNOW THY IMPACT! Teachers need to know on a regular basis the nature and magnitude of you. You, the teacher are impacting the love of learning, inviting students to stay in the learning, and seeing ways in which students can improve their sense of being, respect for self, and respect for others- as well as enhancing achievement. You my fellow teachers are superheroes, changing lives one day at a time.
I would love to hear some of your success stories! Use the comment section below to share a difference you have made in the lives of your students!