Everyone can get bogged down by being a teacher. It is important to do your best while also keeping it in perspective of why you became a teacher: _____(YOU FILL IN THE BLANK)_____. Everyone has different reasons, but it often this is because you want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of CHILDREN!

But, like any profession, teaching is demanding, it takes a lot of time and effort, and you don’t always have GREAT days! If you need you’re a bit overwhelmed, here are some inspiring videos & quotes!

“I’m a teacher” – Neat song to think about who you are!

 

Therefore, you need to be more focused on creating JOY in your students, not on all the lesson plans or grading that you have to do!

You know that they are a part of your life, & you’re important in their’s too!

This is a sweet song!

Don’t forget to listen to their stories too! The days that I take the time to listen to what is going on in their lives are the days that were really fun and enjoyable. The days when I spend with kids just trying to get through a lesson plan, those are the days that I feel tired and miserable because it did not go as planned.

And yes; where you teach, you change a life because of the big things and the little things.

 

 

Why is it important to do this? My teacher in High School for Teacher Cadet told me that she had hard days. On those tough days she pulled out a box. In this box she saved her notes, letters, special writings, etc. of students she had. That way, when she was feeling tired or was having difficulty pressing on, she could remind herself of the lives she had touched, of the people she had impacted.

Therefore, I thought, why not just have a box of notes, why not have a place of videos and pictures and quotes of people that are inspiring!

So, I want to ask, do you have any positive quotes, videos, or other things that you’d like to share? I’d be happy to add to this collection!

Credits:

Antoine, E. (2011, October 30). Motivation for Teachers. Retrieved January 27, 2016, from https://youtu.be/Swnt0wvBDsE
Kids-Move/RONNO. (2012, January 4). In Your Hands (Song for my Teacher). Retrieved February 01, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40lVr6MQKtw
Sam Peters Studios. (2010, January 10). I’m a Teacher: An Educator’s Anthem. Retrieved January 31, 2016, from https://youtu.be/RelL-PdcCSk
Teaching Quotes – Quotation Inspiration. (2014). Retrieved January 20, 2016, from http://quotationinspiration.net/teaching-quotes/
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