Day 5, 6 and 7 (it is a collaboration y’all) of the Adventure of Our Lifetime.
Another Monday. Yes, Monday. The day of the week, teachers and students dread more than any other.
Let’s dive deep into the mindset of a 9 year old. He/she had a weekend we know nothing about. Moments in their lives we could never imagine to see. Now, they are in front of us through a screen. Oh, the pleasure of virtual learning. It does not seem to hinder their experience, but a genuine connection is lost in this translation.
“The most important things in life are are the connections you make with others.” -Tom Ford
In school, each day it comes down to our exposure with students and how they receive it. This balance allows for a give and take. Ying and yang to life is the belief in something more for others than yourself.
Do teachers give their our time for the purpose of serving others or serving themselves?
We have a way to know what to say, but maybe not when to say it. Our emotions get us shook up, we are only human. In all honesty, the life of a teacher is forever ingrained into establishing a relationship with those around us. It is not simply just about us, but all who are in the community. This is bigger than one person, we together build this village and we together can change it.
Should we give our time for the sake of it?
No. We dedicate a lot of time to this craft and cannot simply dedicate anymore. Otherwise we won’t feel whole enough for our students the next day of school.
I will end this dialogue on a positive note: Be kind to everyone, remember patience for all.
Good day all of you fabulous people! Hug a teacher, trust me they need it.