As many of my readers know, I recently left my full time teaching position in order to have more time at home with my (now one-year-old) son. It was a very difficult decision because I loved my job, but four months later I know for sure it was the right decision for my family. I now work part time as a Title 1 Math Tutor in an urban district and I love it. It is such an honor to be able to take on a role that helps both teachers and students. I see how hard these teachers work everyday. The odds are against many with a community plagued by drugs and violence. On Teacher Appreciation Week – and always – I just want to say that I see all of the wonderful things that are happening.
To the math teacher who stays in during lunch to help students finish their work, I see you and you are making a difference.
To the health teacher who is sending positive messages about life, health, and good decisions, I see you and you are making a difference.
To the innovative teachers who are trying technology that their students are more comfortable with than they are, I see you and you are making a difference.
To the dedicated professionals who come in before and after school to make sure each students gets the academic help they need, I see you and you are making a difference.
To the writing teachers who inspire students by providing relevant albeit controversial topics, I see you and you are making a difference.
To all teachers – today and always – it is really easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind. Know that what you are doing is important. You may even change someone’s life. Keep chugging along. I hope you will take a minute to realize the enormity of what you do. I see you and you are making a difference.
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