Like many people around the world – I’m struggling to gather my thoughts after the horrific events that occurred in Newtown, CT on Friday morning.
I will – at some point – blog about my reaction… But now is not the time.
I have been seeing this all over the Internet. Parents, please take note. I hope that some of my student’s parents see this too.
“To parents who aren’t educators, this may be hard to understand.
Five days a week, we teach your kids. That means we educate your kids. Play with your kids. Discipline your kids. Joke with your kids. Console your kids. Praise your kids. Question your kids. Beat our heads up against a wall about your kids. Worry about your kids. Keep an eye on your kids. Learn about your kids. Invest in your kids. Protect your kids. Love your kids.
We would all take a bullet for your kids.
It’s nowhere in our job description. It isn’t covered in the employee handbook. It isn’t cited in our contracts. But we would all do it. So, yes–please hug your kids, really, really tightly. But on Monday, if you see your kids’ teacher, please hug them, too. Thanks.”– Author Unknown –
I’m not a teacher but my sister is and I know so many teachers and my heart hurts for them- you all should be rewarded over and over again for the jobs you do!
kimberly dyan says
That is so touching. I may have to borrow it and repost. I am a teacher too. I am also a mom. I want to send a virtual hug to you and thank you for all you do everyday for the kids in your classroom.
Steph @ Halfway to Somewhere says
I thought about my students all weekend. This is exactly right.