These days it has become common place to blame teachers for what is wrong in the schools. My oldest daughter is a teacher of special education. She is in a small town and she also has to do all the paper work and watches over the kids for field trips and on an everyday basis. She also does bus duty everyday morning and afternoons. She also teaches English as a second language at the local community education.
She has gotten her Masters’ Degree while working and has three children of her own. They are my three oldest grandchildren. I am proud of her but I know is stories of “a little boy or girl” whose parents just disappear for awhile. The little boy in a wheelchair whose school bus didn’t come for some reason. He was six years old and sat in his chair while it rained on him all day and his older brother got home from school.
Not all teachers are the best America might produce, but the majority are hard working and caring. Most do teach all the subjects they are assigned to teach plus all the things many parents don’t want to be bothered teaching their children. I know many teachers and they are, like firemen and policemen worth far more than they are paid.
So when the football draft comes up again, when a movie peaks at the box office, when a CEO gets a thirty thousand dollar raise, remember those in our society who are trying to raise a family on that thirty thousand dollars and get them through college.
A word of thanks or a quick hug would really make a teacher’s day. A prayer for them once in a while would be a great idea also. They are teaching our future scientists, Congress, doctors, inventors and diplomats. It is no small job.
My jaw dropped when I read that part about the boy in a wheelchair. OMG !
I cried when my daughter told me. So much happens in the lives of ordinary people every day around the world, I feel we could barely take it in. Hugs, Barbara
Thank you so much for this post, Barbara. As an ex-teacher I so appreciate your lovely support for us as a whole. 🙂 ❤
people who have never been responsible for a classroom full of kids have no idea what teachers do. Sure thee are some who need to find different jobs but there are many more who dedicate countless hours and much of their own money to benefit their kids.
Joss, you are correct and I am glad you said it. Teachers don’t have one or two children, they deal with twenty some at a time. It is a huge responsibility. Hugs, Barbara
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For my daughter-in-law and all teachers everywhere.
They do deserve to be commended for all they do get done each school day. Hugs, Barbara
Most definitely. This is my daughter-in-law’s first year teaching high school. She works more hours than I can even imagine, without complaint. Such dedication to her students. Like your own daughter and most teachers, I suspect.
All of what you wrote needed to be said and thank you for putting it into words both in terms of the fantastic teachers who don’t get their due and for kids with special needs who can get such a slap in the face for so many reasons. I don’t think people realise just how many pieces teachers pick up and try to put so many kids back together again…many after their families and the rest of society has given up.
My son has just returned from the Scout Jamboree and these leaders do a similar job and many of them are teachers who are spending their holidays with the kids. Thought you might appreciate this: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/return-of-the-prodigal-scout/
I thank you for reading my blog and for taking the time to comment. It is an important issue for everyone. I agree with what you said. Kids are so important.Your son is a cutie. Hugs, Barbara
Thank you for this one! My best heart mother (step-mother) was a teacher, she was fabulous. I was constantly in awe of her.
Most teachers really are out there & go above & beyond. It’s so sad how they are underrated for the work that they do. Where would we be without them?