For those of you who are starting the school year on Monday, I wanted to share this poem I found. So many times we forget, that besides a parent, we have one of the most important jobs in the world. It is our job to inspire learning in our students for the future. We are creating the next generation of scientists, doctors, lawyers, and more. Not only are we helping create a better future, we are building relationships with children. Sometimes, we are their only friend. They even watch our every move and learn how to be better people.
So, as you start teaching this year, take time to take care of yourself. The better you are, the better your students are. Don’t let yourself get stressed, keep open communication with your peers, be honest, and always do your best. Oh, and never ever forget–You got this.