In honor of schools all around us starting back up, I wanted to send a special shout-out to all of my fellow teacher-friends around the world. You guys rock!!!
Below, I have added one of my favorite writings that I did for a family magazine in UAE, around 2012. I think it is just as valid today.
Things aren’t always that easy for me to say. I try to get my feelings out, but too often they just won’t manifest the way I want. I know that school is good for me, and it’s preparing me for my future; I get that point. But, what about now—my present? Lately, I have been wondering why you never ask me how I feel, or want. I mean, is following the schedule and curriculum all that school is really about? Well, if you were to ask me today what I need, this is what I would say to you.
First of all, I would like you to greet me each and every day I come into the classroom. Smile and say hi! When the week has finished, tell me to have a nice weekend. I …