Saturday, December 7, 2013

Why I Teach, Why I Lead.

Why I Teach, Why I Lead: The Repeating Line #SAVMP

 


I teach because I know I make a difference.

I teach because I feel good about what I do each day.

I teach because I feel what I do is honorable, and that is more important than money.

I teach because I carry fond memories of all the students and parents I've helped. That's rewarding.

I teach because I know I make a difference.


I teach because I know I make a difference.

I teach because I get to still be a kid: I make my lunch each day for the next day, lay out the clothes I am going to wear, and go to school. This makes sense to me.

I teach because I went to the real world, had a job there, and they weren't nice. Obviously, they weren't taught well. I needed to go back and fix their future selves.

I teach because I form an easy, quick, trusting rapport with children and their parents. They know where I am coming from, with no agenda, and what's best for kids.

I teach because I know I make a difference.


I teach because I know I make a difference.

I teach because it is important to me to help each student feel good about themselves by finding something positive about them and drawing attention to that, so they know their positives, too.

I teach because I want to help others, no matter their age. I actively listen and reinforce to teachers that what they're going through is normal, and I've been there.

I teach because I have the opportunity to affect change in the way my peers teach each time I listen and offer advice.

I teach because I know I make a difference.

 

I teach because I know I make a difference.

I teach because I challenge myself as a thinker each time I write curriculum collaboratively with peers.

I teach because I enjoy passing on my knowledge to my peers when leading staff development.

I teach because there is a chance I can form lifetime relationships with each person (no matter their age) that I come into contact with.

I teach because I know I make a difference.


I want to lead so I can leverage what I've learned and pass it on to others.

I want to lead so I can consistently ask the thoughtful questions embedded in the Willy Wonka movie, like @davidculberhouse did

I want to lead so I can teach people practical ways to lead, like @toddwhitaker does in his writings.

I want to lead so I can retain the passion @tomwhitby has by tweeting about it during an Edcamp.

I want to lead so I can leverage what I've learned and pass it on to others.


I want to lead so I can leverage what I've learned and pass it on to others.

I want to lead so I can call someone I don't know and talk to them for an hour, like @jimmycasas did for me.

I want to lead so I can serve others and be vulnerable, as @mitchellsensei did at a conference this week.

I want to lead so I can help others grow when they don't know how, like @Rebeccakelly does

I want to lead so I can leverage what I've learned and pass it on to others.


I want to lead so one day, I can create the new School Admininisatrive Virtual Mentorship Program.