Today will not be an easy day. If you are a teacher going back to work today, I pray you have a good day and find the strength and understanding to be there for your students today and every day. To the parents taking their kiddos to school today, I hope this brings you some comfort. Obviously, we never want bad things to happen to our schools, but we don't live in that reality anymore. As a teacher, I find that this really rings true. I've seen it on Facebook multiple times, but do not know the author. If anyone does, please share.
To parents who are not educators, this may be hard to understand.
Five days a week, we teach your kids.
That means we educate your kids.
Play with your kids.
Discipline your kids.
Joke with your kids.
Console your kids.
Praise your kids.
Question your kids.
Beat our head against a wall about your kids.
Laugh with your kids.
Worry about your kids.
Keep an eye on your kids.
Learn about your kids.
Invest in your kids.
Protect your kids and yes, love your kids.
WE WOULD ALL TAKE A BULLET FOR YOUR KIDS.
It?s nowhere in our job description.
It isn?t covered in the employee handbook.
It isn?t cited in our contracts.
But we would all do it.
So, yes, please hug your kids tonight, really, really tight.
But on Monday, if you see your kids? teacher, please hug them too.