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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

You Matter!

Students matter.

Learning matters.

What you do in the classroom everyday matters.

There, I’ve said it, and I mean it. It’s true. In the lives of the students you teach – you matter!

Sometimes, we don’t hear these things enough…

In a job that can get you down – and make you feel defeated at times - a reminder every now and then that you are doing work that matters is everything. We leave our jobs each time only to continue playing them out over-and-over in our heads. We are responsible for so much and the potential that we see and try to support, grow and develop can often seem like a daunting task.

I am inspired everyday by teachers that care. I am empowered everyday by those of us that choose to push, prod and challenge our students. Regardless of what life looks like for our students outside of the school walls, we can make a difference in the lives of our students.

The job can seem thankless, at times, but make no mistake about it – you matter.

That moment when a student lights up and smiles and exclaims, “I get it!” Now that is priceless.

So, take a moment. Celebrate. Let it soak in. You have an incredible position of responsibility. You are doing the work that matters. Teaching touches lives and our future world will thank you.

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