Being a Teacher Matters.

Being a teacher is not an easy job. It is not an 8:00-3:30 job. It is not simply lesson plans, standards and testing. There is so much more to being a teacher, there is so much more that matters.
Being a teacher is not an easy job. Being a teacher is not a 8-3:30 job. Being a teacher matters. Other professions wouldn't exist without the foundation that teachers build starting at a young age. Teachers devote their lives to the classroom, it is actually more like home for many- instead of their job. Teachers devote their hearts to the classroom, each student touches us in ways others cannot even imagine. Teachers devote their brains to their students, even when we are at home- we constantly think about our students, our lesson plans, our classroom.
Being a teacher is not an easy job. It is not an 8:00-3:30 job. It is not simply lesson plans, standards and testing. There is so much more to being a teacher, there is so much more that matters.

There is so much weight that is placed on test scores, standards and lesson plans. There is so much more to education than just those items. We teach so much more. We leave a lasting imprint on every child that enters our classroom door. We teach so much more than 2+2 or the difference between a verb and a noun. 

We teach our students...

confidence
compassion
honesty
gratitude
manners
responsibility
fearlessness
respect
integrity
organization
humility
flexibility
decisiveness
empathy
commitment

We teach our students...

how to communicate
how to take initiative
how to dream big
how to be accountable
how to be a leader
how to be a follower
how to be assertive
how to be positive
how to be responsive
how to be courageous
how to be a friend


None of these qualities and life lessons can be tested. None of them can be measured. Yet we teach these things each and every day. We teach them by being role models, we teach them by making relationships, we teach them by being vulnerable. At the end of the day...

We INSPIRE.

Teachers Matter.

You Matter.



Being a teacher is not an easy job. It is not an 8:00-3:30 job. It is not simply lesson plans, standards and testing. There is so much more to being a teacher, there is so much more that matters.

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Being a teacher is not an easy job. It is not an 8:00-3:30 job. It is not simply lesson plans, standards and testing. There is so much more to being a teacher, there is so much more that matters.



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