Monday, February 1, 2010

Let's hear it for...


I was a primary school teacher once, spent my days with 7 and 8 year olds, before my life became completely consumed with Galmont and other creative pursuits. Teaching was the hardest work I have ever done in my life even though I was pretty good at it - I said the last bit of that sentence quietly, as it feels a little like bragging! I'm not showing off, just stating that although I had the teaching thing down, it was hard, hard, hard work. Seriously!
Those kids were gorgeous, the parents were beautiful; I felt so responsible for the little people under my care that I carried the lives of 24 kids in my head (and my heart) for an entire school year, doing everything I could to help them be great little citizens and an asset to the world.

So, if you are an Aussie parent with a child starting school today, get to know your teacher and let them know they are appreciated, there's a good chance they care almost as much for your child as you do!
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EWian said...

get to know your teacher where ever you are in the world, first day or not...

Hooray for teachers!


jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Great advice, it really is important.

My two boys are starting at two new schools today, major changes. Was thrilled to chat to the youngest's teacher this monring - she's lovely, one nerve wracking decision down and confirmed as a good move!!

I'm so glad that good, smart, kind people decide to become teachers, i couldn't do it that's for sure!

Kylie said...

I think it's the hardest job there is... and one of the most rewarding... but it astounds me how poorly teachers are paid and how little they are appreciated. Good on you Shelley :) K