Feb 24, 2015
My Teacher Hero
This was always the question that was asked on the first day of a college course in the education department. I hated this question. I would make something up every single time. Growing up I did not have a teacher that made a big impact on my educational career. I was the quiet girl. Did my work, did what I was told, didn't cause trouble. Teachers did not really pay much attention to me.
It is not a sad story.
I did not seek out the approval or love of the teachers around me. I got that at home. My parents raised me to work hard, be kind, think for myself. So I did. They were my #1 teachers. They are and will always be my heroes.
But when I started teaching, a new type of hero entered my life. My Teacher Hero. I have found that I surround myself with teachers that have a thirst for teaching. They are always seeking to improve, learn more, try new techniques, and uplift children. These are the people that inspire me. Some are veteran teachers that have a wealth of knowledge but still the desire to grow, share, learn. Some are brand new teachers that have such a positive attitude and the ambition to try every new technique that comes their way.
Thank you. I will continue to strive to be a strong, determined, and positive teacher, just like the teacher heroes that surround me.
As you read, please know that many of the teachers that inspire me are "virtual" teachers. I love to follow, read, and learn from all the teachers blogging or commenting on blogs. I grow from the experience daily. Thank you.
TPT is throwing a sale to just say "thanks" to all the teacher heroes out there. I included three "secret" items that I marked down 50%. Thank you...but...
Who inspires you?