Friday, April 25, 2014

It's Not Summer Yet

The other day I found a great blog post about the importance of teaching to the last day of school.

I can't tell you enough how perfect the points are in the post.  From how important a positive attitude is to not letting other people who perform sub-par being you down to their level.  

I think this post is important for not only educators but any career field.  If you don't have the desire to give your all and do your best every day that you attend work, then you might need to rethink your work ethic.  In education this attitude is necessary for not only yourself but for every child blessed to enter your classroom. 

When you check out and focus on summer, your work suffers and in education that work is your students.  When we are contracted for 180 days of work with our students, that's what we need to put forth.  People who focus on "one month left so let's not even worry about it" have clocked out of their 180 days early.  But what stops them at one month?  Then it becomes as soon as they return from Spring Break.  Then after the 100th day of school.  Soon they enter the school year with that attitude.

End of the Year blues will happen.  It's a busy time and it is easy to become overwhelmed in it all.  The desire might be to stop caring but know that your students are worth more than that.  Never stop caring and never stop giving them your all.  They're worth it.

Don't do your students a disservice.  Teach them until the end.  Remain consistent and positive.  Carry that with you and you will easily reach End of the Year success! 


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