“If you ask me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you without hesitation -- I was born to be a teacher. - Robert John Meehan, me, and millions of my incredible colleagues. A parent stopped by to visit after school earlier this week. With her, she brought a copy of an article shared online in which a teacher shared her internal struggle over protecting her students and making it home every night to her own family. She asked me to read it. I politely took it from her and slid it into my bag. She asked me to read it right then. So I did. When I finished reading and looked up, she placed her hand over mine, looked me in the eye and said the following: —————————————————————————— I promise you that we, as parents, know what is in your heart and on your mind. We know how much you love our children and we trust you with them, completely, everyday. But we also know and understand that you have a family and a responsibility to them. Though we pray that you are never faced with the choice, we will never think anything of you other than that you loved our children with your whole heart. ———————————————————————-——- I was speechless. In that moment, she spoke to the exact thoughts that have weighed heavily on me and kept me up many nights. There are the days we’ve probably all thoughts about it... wondered... 4/20, 12/14... and now 2/14 only the most recent. ********************************************************* The time for talking is OVER. We need action, and we need it NOW. #ArmMeWith
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Morning after 2nd Grade Valentine's Day, birthday party, PAWS (PBIS) Assembly, and formal observation got me like...
Get at your amazing self! 💕
When you go out to recess and find a bagpiper playing, you sit and listen, and ask LOTS of questions!
Annnnnnnd THIS for the win! Be still, my heart! 💕 . . . #teachersofinstagram #iteach2nd #iteach #iteachtoo #iteachsecond #love #secondgrade #groundhogday #punxatawneyphil
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