Posted by Julie at Sep 12, 2012 6:00 am
I don’t want to be political (so I won’t be) but I have to acknowledge that while teachers are being raked over the coals for one thing or another (strike, test scores, zombie apocalypse) I want to point out that many, many, MANY teachers are awesome.
Yesterday, I had my first parent conference with my daughter’s teachers and guidance counselor to discuss her progress in her transition from home school to traditional school. It was great. The teachers were so caring and thorough and I appreciated them giving up their after school time to meet with me. I feel very comfortable with our decision to transition her back into school and while it is not an easy choice (or a cheap one…hello, private school) I do think it was the right one for my child.
Most of you know that I taught high school myself for seven years (eight if you count my internship and substituting) and it was an unforgettable experience. I keep in touch with many of my former students via Facebook and I stay in the game by tutoring from time to time, mainly my nieces and nephews as they hit college. I miss the classroom, though I don’t envy what teachers, particularly public school teachers, have to deal with on a daily basis.
I’ve celebrated teachers on my blog before…but I felt the need to do it again. So I did.
Rock on, teachers!