Thank you dear teachers for the gallant work you have done, doing and will continue to do for the benefit and well-being of students across the country and in each and every community. With all of the challenges that teachers face from day to day from all classroom situations, to administrative and even some political concerns and demands from community with parents’ anticipations/great expectations and yet under limited income due to financial pressure resulting because of career choice . . . you still stand strong in your belief that quality education must be for all without hesitation.
To offer a bit of help to all teachers (as another school year starts up), an article in the August issue of NEA Today Express entitled, “10 Ways to Have Your Best Year Yet” is written with the understanding that teachers too have to constantly be mindful of their reflection, as excellent teachers are not satisfied with telling their students the trite old expression of, “don’t do as I do, do as I say do”. Genuine believers and lovers of learning illustrates through examples with the manner in which they carry out their functions as a primer for enlightenment and escalation of students with knowledge to ascend to greater heights.
The article in NEA Today Express is a “good to read” for teachers gearing up to start up August 18 on the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County with the excitement and anticipation to get back into the game by teachers and students climaxing on Monday. Broken into sections, the article discusses “How to: Find More Time, Build Better Lessons, Create Calm in Your Classroom, Collaborate, Stress Less, Toot Your Own Horn, Educate the Whole Child, Stay on Top of Tech, Advocate for Public Education, Become a Lifelong Learner. An informative piece for digesting as suggestive concepts for fine tuning and encouraging as the learning process is an ongoing process of correcting and perfecting from the top to the bottom then back up to the top again, regurgitating at will (including for teachers first year to veterans) for satisfactory participation by all inclusive of parents, students, teachers and community.
All the best for a successful, productive and safe 2014-2015 school year to the teachers of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties. Don’t just “let us do it again” . . . but let us do it better!