Sunday, August 14, 2011
Why "Dear Students, Thank You"
While the primary purpose of this blog is to thank my students (current and former) by highlighting all the amazing things happening inside and outside of my class, I feel compelled to write my first post about my administration. Teaching in a small, private school in Boca Raton, Florida, makes me realize that far too many people go though their day without ever thanking the very people that influence them the most. Fortunately, my administration--especially one particular administrator (see blog: Teach on the Edge by Tiffany Della Vedova), helps me to recognize the importance of those two simple words. I've been a teacher just long enough to know that without a strong, supportive administration, teachers will struggle to grow professionally (among other struggles). Consequently, students will be the ones who suffer in the long run. At least my students won't suffer so long as my administration allows my colorful, comfortable living room of a classroom. As I have learned to thank my students on a daily basis for the inspiring moments they provide me, I will be sure not to forget my inspiration for creating this blog. So... Dear Administration, Thank You.