I’m really getting tired of education being a dumping ground.
I’m tired of politicians who think that money doesn’t matter – we can decrease funding for schools, freeze teacher salaries, or worse – impose salary cuts because there isn’t enough money in the budget.
I’m tired of class sizes getting larger and faith in schools getting smaller.
I’m tired of hearing about all the things teachers should do instead of hearing about all the things we actually do.
I’m tired of unpacking standards during the only free time I have in my day.
I’m tired of staying late for meetings, or eating lunch over a stack of papers.
I’m tired of ‘officials’ who get paid more than me but know less about what really goes on in the classroom.
I’m tired of thinking about everything else except the children.
What I’m NOT tired of is the children.
I’m excited to see their faces every day, looking to me for a plan.
I’m excited to help them with their challenges and watch their success unfold before our eyes.
I’m excited to show them a new book and talk about what they love.
I’m excited to laugh with them, learn with them, and send them out into the world.
I’m excited when the fire is ignited, their passion is found, and it shows.
I’m excited to teach.