Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Day 15: Reach out to a teacher
This is the time of year that for many teachers we really begin to question our impact. Testing is coming, layoffs are pending, "value added" scores are being made public. I know that I have touched many children's lives and improved them for the better, as have many teachers, but it is this time of year that makes me most question why I do what I do. So today a ask a favor of anyone who takes the time to read this. If you have ever had a teacher that has touched your life, helped you become a better person, made you grow as a human being, or was even just there for you when you needed someone to listen, please call them, write them, email them. Reach out to these people who touched your life and thank them. Tell them that they mattered in your life. It will take a mere moment out of your life, but will mean the world in theirs.