Posts Tagged ‘teacher’s’

Back to school. Love mom.

August 27, 2015

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Next week you’ll be opening those big metal doors of a new school year.
Your backpacks and doors won’t be the only thing that is heavy and loaded down.
You will be full of nerves, excitement, uneasiness and happiness.
I want you to remember a few things, not just on this first day, but every day of the school year.

1. You are good enough! As you sift through the unsteadiness that comes with not seeing your peers, and the worries that come a long with not knowing if your friends from last year will still be your friends this year. As you walk into the new classroom with a new teacher and slowly take those steps to the new desk. And your tummy is in knots not knowing if anyone will talk to you. Know that you are good enough. And every other kid is feeling the same.

2. I don’t care about the other kids. OK I do, but please please don’t compare yourself to them.  I am not worried about what Suzy got on the test, I am not worried that your mark was lower. I’m not worried about Johnny being a math whiz, but you don’t get it. I’m not worried about the game being lost, or won. Did YOU try? Did YOU do YOUR best? That’s all I care about. You have your own talents and gifts, as everyone in your class does. Focus on YOUR talents and gifts while cheering on your peers in theirs. There’s so much more to life than classmate competition, others successes don’t take away from yours, be proud of yourself and your friends!

3.  Be kind. Be yourself. Be good.
You are perfectly you. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Embrace and encourage the differences that others are. Don’t get sucked into the he said, she said crap. Don’t say anything you wouldn’t want being shared with the person you said it about, and you won’t have to worry. Be kind, to everyone. You don’t have to agree or even like everyone, but that doesn’t give you the right to be cruel. Same goes for others to you. And if they are? Hold your head high, walk away and talk to us. Same goes for the teachers. I assure you that you’re not going to love them all, or always like what they have to say. That’s OK. But you don’t get to back talk or be rude. They are a) the adult and you will respect them b) they are there to help you, use that. And appreciate and respect that and them, they are your biggest resources!

Love you and don’t ever forget that!

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Not just their job. (Thanks to the teacher’s! )

February 22, 2014

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I lost it. Bawled like a blubbering baby. Yet the people around the table didn’t look at me weird.
Instead they looked at me as a fellow parent.
They I am sure felt some of the pain I was as I processed the struggles Dude faces daily at school.
They are who I trust with my child 5 days a week. Who I trust to have enough compassion to try their best to support him through the tough moments, encourage him, and praise him when he overcomes.
They’ll tell me they’re just doing their job. They do it for other kids.  Trust me they could teach a different sort of class.  A class on empathy. A class on positivity, a class on what being an educator really means.
I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the horrendous. No they’re not just doing their job. They’re doing so much more. Teachings their job. What dudes teachers do is so very much more
Some will argue “they get lots of days off”, “they get paid well”. How do you put a price tag on keeping a child safe? Keeping a child involved? Switching gears every moment of the day to keep up with the rapid changes? Keeping a child calm, peaceful and at the same time educating them not only academically but on life?
No these people are not just doing their job. These people are helping us to keep our child afloat, they’re learning with us,and they’re willing to.
As educators I think you look for answers, you problem solve. With bipolar those answer s are often not there, yet they try day after day to make that day,that moment a success. Some they win,some they loose. But the fact that they stand strong with us,as a united team in this journey is more than I can ask for, and more than I expected.
So thank you. Those teacher’s that care enough to empathize, support, educate yourself and continue to say your just doing your job. To you you may just be doing that, to us parents walking this path you’re doing so so much more.