To continue celebrating the one year blogivesary of the RenewED Teacher Blog, I intend to post for the next 14 days straight! In these 14 days, I will attempt to explain what it means to be a RenewED Teacher! Each letter will be represented! So let’s begin!
The “R” in RenewED Teacher
As a RenewED Teacher, we always want to:
REMEMBER OUR WHY
Why did we choose to teach?
Why are we still choosing to teach?
On those frustrating days when our students, their families, our colleagues, and our administrators are irking us to death, let’s encourage each other to remember our why.
As we head into another school year, and we begin to develop uneasy emotions about the summer ending or learning about a new group of students we assume to be academic challenges and/or behavior problems, I urge us to remember our why.
Ask ourselves does our WHY still ring true today? It is my hope that it does. If it does not, it is also my hope that I can help motivate, encourage, and inspire us all to RENEW that novice teacher spirit within us all!
So tell me teachers, what is your why? Why did you become a teacher and why do you still teach? Leave your thoughts in the comments! I look forward to hearing from you all!
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Until then, Happy Teaching!
Krystal L. Smith