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A fellow blogger and Nerdy Book Club member, Beth Shaum, recently put together a project about teacher retention. She put out the call for submissions and I dropped the ball and didn't remember to write mine out and send it to her.
Then, a few days ago, I saw that the project had been completed. I clicked on the link curious to find out how this project turned out and was amazed at this video. What a powerful message and an important one for lawmakers and administrators to see.
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Why I Stay in education:
- Because I love my students and want to help them reach their potential
- Because it is the most challenging thing I have ever done...which also makes it the most rewarding
- Because each year I turn students into voracious readers that can't wait to share books with me
- Because I can help students learn to love math
- Because I get to see amazing thoughts turned into thoughtful and well-crafted writing
- Because of the ah-ha moments and lightbulbs
- Because of the silence in the room when we read a particularly captivating book
- Because of the laughter from our attempts at humor and creativity
- Because every day I am reminded of how much hope I have for the future
- Because students need to have passionate teachers to guide them
- Because I get to help students learn how to get past intolerance to learn empathy and acceptance
- Because of the times that they take my ideas and make them better
- Because of the learning that I get to do each and every day
- For the students who come back to tell me how much I influenced them
- For the students who come to school every day needing a hug or a smile
- For the parents who love to see me when we bump into each other in the grocery store
- For the colleagues I can collaborate with in person and those in my PLN
I know this has been a popular subject today, but I can't think of another more important subject to write about than my passion for this wacky, challenging, infuriating, and amazing profession.