Your Hard Work Makes a Difference!
Well, it has been five months since I lasted posted anything on my website. I’ve had a few of you ask if everything is okay. Yes, everything is fine—just busy. I have spent the past few months in many schools working with children, observing teachers, or presenting workshops. (In my spare time I taxi three busy children to their various activities). This has left little time for working on my website. As more time has passed, the harder it has been to get started on it again. Last week I was feeling so overwhelmed that I decided maybe I should shut down the website so that it wasn’t always this unfinished task on my “to-do” list. This week, however, I changed my mind thanks to a certain 2nd/3rd grade teacher (you know who you are!) whom I met while presenting a 1st/2nd grade conference in Kansas City. She approached me on Day 2 of the conference to tell me how much she appreciated what I shared at the conference and on my website and how much it is going to help her this year. Basically, she told me that my work is going to make a difference for her and her students this school year. TOTALLY MADE MY DAY!
Isn’t that why most of us became teachers—so that we could make a difference for children? When was the last time someone told you that YOU make a difference? Has it been awhile? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the task ahead of you this upcoming school year? Well, allow me to remind you that you DO make a difference in children’s lives.
I invite you to follow the links below for some inspirational reminders about how much power teachers have to influence children’s lives:
On my plane ride home from Kansas City last night, I wrote almost the entire time. I now have several entries ready to post on my site, so check back frequently for new content or subscribe to my newsletter or RSS feed to have it delivered to your inbox. I have LOTS of ideas I can’t wait to share with you!