I originally wrote this post when I was teaching and my girls were in daycare. It still holds true today.
On a day when I am frustrated with my students for their…
lack of caring,
happiness with mediocrity,
mean and hateful words,
lack of motivation,
very bad grades,
constant talking, and
I am choosing to take a different approach. Maybe this will help with my incredible sense of frustration.
I will write a letter to my girls teachers telling them how much I appreciate them for…
their hugs and kisses for my girls,
teaching them important things,
cleaning up after them,
calming them when they are upset,
helping them learn how to crawl and walk,
helping them learn how to sleep unswaddled,
helping them learn how to use a cup, and
their love of my children.
I challenge you to do the same.
I have never once received a note or email or call thanking me for teaching a child. Not once.
So maybe today I will make a difference in my children’s teacher’s lives. And, maybe you can do the same, too!