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Through My Children’s Eyes

30 Oct

We are all home for the summer.

That includes me, the teacher/mom.

After reading all of these posts on Facebook about how many more parents appreciate  the fact that teachers are under paid once they have been home for a few weeks with their own kids!

I see it completely differently. Don’t get me wrong, I  love being a teacher and I always have. I only took the standard 6 weeks off and went back to work after the birth of both of my children. I have always wanted to be a working mom.

BUT…..

This summer it seems to be different….I can’t even begin to tell you how much more time I wish I had with my kids.

No matter how much the two boogers argue (they are only 18 months apart, so it’s like having twins!). No matter how messy the house keeps getting. No matter how quickly we go through a gallon of milk (Two days, really? Is there a milk thief somewhere)

I can’t seem to get enough!

I want to sit in the yard and watch them swim, swing, run around, and just be silly. I want to sit on the couch and watch cartoons with them, I want to play Sims on my computer and have them giggle uncontrollably at how bad I am at computer games. I want to bake cakes, and watch my daughter frost them, I want to play poker with my son and have me tell me how terrible I am at my “poker face”.

I know….I want, I want, I want!

Well, I guess I figured out why yesterday. As we were just sitting around talking about like in general the world is a beautiful place “through my children’s eyes”. I like what I see and I really want to see a lot more of it!

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So Much To Learn Yet

18 Jan

You know my name, but not my story.

You’ve heard what I’ve done, but not what I’ve been through.

Have you taken the time to think this through. Each day I encounter a child in the hallway I say “Hello” or “Good Morning”. Many of these students don’t even know my name. I am not a classroom teacher, I am a “specialist”. I work with the teachers to help the children succeed. I believe it all begins the moment they see you each day. You decide what kind of day you will have. You can teach the children the same thing. We all have a name, but more importantly we all have a story. How many teachers take the time to know that story. Some children come with a “history”….but remember it’s just that his/her story…

The responsibility lies in the hands of each adult to remember that each new day is a new beginning. A time to leave behind the mistakes of yesterday and learn the lessons of today. Today can not begin with a judgement because it sets everyone up for failure…those who judge and those that are being judged.

Take the time to learn “his story”….it will give you a whole new perspective.

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Watch What You Say

17 Jan

Has anyone ever told you that you should be careful what you say? I spent a good portion of my life doing just that. Then I learned…..

What I have to say is important and if I’m going to say it, maybe you should listen.

I make choices about everything I do, and I also make choices about everything I say. I really do think about the words that come out of my mouth before I say them. That is the reason they have such an effect on some people.

I am not going to use a filter. I am not on this earth to please others. I am here to make a change. If that change can only come by ruffling a few feathers then that is what I plan on doing.

I will not “filter it” for a few so that I can further my career. I will not “watch what I say” so that feelings don’t get hurt. I will say what needs to be said so that I know I have done all that I can to make the future better.

The future is in the hands of the children that we teach….

The teachers that teach those children need to remember that we are here to mold those minds….I will do all that I can to make sure they are molded and shaped into productive members of society.

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