Monday, May 5, 2014

For My Fellow Teaching Peeps

I have been blessed with so many new teaching colleagues this past year, both near and far. I can't begin to tell you how each of you has influenced my thinking, my practice, and my motivation to improve and learn more for our students.

For all of this, I thank you.

Not just this week, during Teacher Appreciation Week, but every week. 

Whether it's in the Collaboratory, conversations with my Tweeps, the Global Classroom Project, webinars to improve instructional thinking, collaboration with my PLC team on the ground, etc., etc., etc...this past year has been incredibly rich. 

I know this video has been around for a little while, but I think it embodies the spirit of each of you.  In a sea of demands on your time and energy, you wonder whether you're doing enough, whether your efforts are appreciated, and whether even the smallest acts are worthwhile. Keep doing what you feel is right, be dogged in the work that is most valuable to you, and know that you ARE making differences every day. What you are doing does matter.  

I appreciate you, your time, and all of your efforts to make your visions come true, and to improve education in so many creative and heartfelt ways. 

Thank you!!!!


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  2. Wendi,

    You are an amazing, and inspiring teacher. What YOU do MATTERS, too. From inspiring your 3rd Graders to make their own ladders to the moon, to inspiring our colleagues in the Teacher-Leader Institute, a day does not go by when I am not impressed and in awe.

    Thank you!