Sunday, April 28, 2013

How educators show the world they love their profession

“If you choose a job you love you will never have to work a day in your life”.  The notion set forth by Confucius over two thousand years ago describes how many teachers feel about their chosen profession.  Within our own school communities we know for who this is true, but how?  Through everyday words and actions we project our passion for the work we do.  

  • They are eager to read anything that can improve their practice
  • They view attendance and punctuality as top priorities
  • They comport themselves in a professional manner
  • They are excited to share their successes and willing to seek support when they need it
  • They understand the value of collaboration (see post on March 17, 2013)
  • They surround themselves with others who love their work as much as they do
  • They always speak with respect about colleagues, students, administrators, and parents, even when they disagree with them
  • They don’t publicly count off the days until summer vacation
  • They don’t bemoan the fact they have to go to work every day, they look forward to being there
  • They voluntarily seek ways to improve their school community 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am not going to say my name or school... But I teach in a school with one of your BTs. In the very beginning of the year she was very negative and it seemed like she did not want to be a teacher. Now, she looks forward to school every day and does not treat it like a chore. I am very pleased to say that I really enjoy working with her now, and I hope that you are in my school again next year. Keep up the great work, I love your blog!!!!!