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Friday, October 1, 2010

Things I love about my job

Some recent administrative choices in my district have led to plunging morale among the teachers, me included, and by the time I leave for home I usually feel like the werewolf must as the full moon begins to rise. Not full-on monstrous, but certainly snarly.

The sad thing is that the attitude has nothing to do with the job--the kids--(ok, well, for the most part) and everything to do with the sense of being undervalued and disrespected. While I'm not entirely liking my workplace, though, I LOVE my job, and I would never want any grumbling I do to obscure that...for you OR for me. And sometimes we all need reminders that we really ARE happy, no matter how we feel.

1. I get hugged about 100 times a day.

2. My students think I'm a great artist. My pitiful stick figures receive great acclaim.

3. No one laughs when I sing.

4. Former students get excited and wave every time I walk past them at lunch. I feel like a rock star every day when I hear "There's Mrs. G--!! Hiiiii, Mrs. G--!! Hi!!"

5. I can turn a little review activity into the most exciting game show ever.

6. Reading a chapter book to my class and watching it come alive for them. If I only taught them one thing, I would want it to be how magical reading is.

3 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree more!!
    Have a great weekend!!!!!! Yay!

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  2. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog via Tall Mom. I just wanted to give you a heads up. Tori from over at Journey to a New Me and I are going to try to meet up either before or after the race on Sunday. Let me know if you'd like to stop in on the hello's!

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