Wednesday, November 17, 2010

30 Days of Thanks (Day 17)

Day Seventeen: Words of Appreciation

I didn't go into the education field to make big bucks like some of you may think, but I did go into it because working with children, helping them succeed, make progress, or feel better about themselves has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. (My sister claims I went into teaching because I like to boss people around. That might have a little bit to do with it.) This week is American Education Week and the kind words of appreciation from our Principal, other teachers, district personel, Superintendent, PTA, local educator's association president, and parents, mean more than you can ever imagine!

I received the following quote in my email this week and thought it was very fitting:

“One looks with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but the warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”


~ Carl Jung

8 comments:

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

you are a very good teacher and what lucky students you have!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I think teachers are the nobelest (not sure if that is a real word, but its in the BDD dictionary)profession out there, no one can have a good job if it wasnt for a teacher that taught them the skill to succeed at it.

Emz said...

Students are lucky to have you.

Thanks for this post. Off to remind my Peanut to be grateful for her sweet teacher.

Marlene said...

A little bit of thanks goes a long long way. You sounds like a wonderful teacher!

Carly said...

I agree that your students are lucky to have someone like you who cares. :-)

Wes said...

:-) Teachers really are the best kind of public servant!

Mary said...

I really enjoy your days of thanks, your an inspiration!! We should MEET!! hugs, Mary

Badgergirl said...

Loving the posts about what you're thankful for!