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Friday, May 15, 2015

CHANGE is ...




“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” – C.S. Lewis

Change is hard  OR Change is painful
OR Change is good

When I first started at my current school, I was one of eight new teachers going through "new faculty orientation."  This was a large number of new teachers in my small school and I am certain that the established faculty were wary of the changes that the new faculty would bring.  I find myself now, after eight years at the same school, one of the "established faculty" and I hope that I am handling the change that comes with a group of fresh new faculty.  I am at the same time, sad that so many of my colleagues are either retiring or entering a new phase in their career taking them into leadership in other schools, etc.  And this all happens, just when we finally have developed deep, collaborative relationships.

I offer those who are experiencing change some positive thoughts about being an educator in the following articles.  I welcome our new faculty and hope to have collegial relationships for the future.

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Taylor Mali: What Do Teachers Make?


Articles
20 Signs You're Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

The Power of a Positive Educator  Posted by Jon Gordon

42 Simple Habits to Make Yourself Better

Why a teacher cannot have a normal life


"A career like no other"  I am a teacher, I am a librarian  .... and proud of my vocation.  
Why I became a teacher  ---- Hannah's naïve reasons  -  To make a difference ... To change the world ...