As this is the first time the school year comes to a close since I started my blog. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for for educating my children. I know that some of the bloggers out there are teachers as well. Being a teacher you are far from paid enough when I think of the impact you have on this world. We as parents ship our children off to school and trust in you to teach our children and guide them while they are not with us.
You are far more than just a teacher and I can only speak for myself when I tell you there are times I do forget everything else your job entails. Being a stay at home dad I know what it’s like to have 3 kids bursting with energy in a small space and that can be challenging. I cannot imagine what 30 kids with varying degrees of bottled energy would be like.
I can tell you from coaching soccer and having a group of 16 kids that want to be there and want to be playing and learning was too much to handle for me some days. So days that I may forget, remind me! Not only do you contend with the energy, but you also have to teach a class where not all kids are the exact same. Some learn quicker than others, others need you to show them a different way than the one you taught to understand and some kids just have a hard time learning. You must have the patience that I certainly do not have.
I have listened to kids talk about some of the things that have been said to a teacher, the verbal abuse that you may take on any day is a game of roulette. I as a parent respect the work you put in to my children, not only academic but being there for them when they need that little bit of extra help or maybe having a bad day and you choose too not make a fuss about it.
There is a lot that’s forgotten as it’s not like any profession out there. You are molding young minds not just for academics, but for living life. I thank you and hope you have a great summer! Enjoy!