Lesson learned: Appreciate the time a teacher puts into lessons
Sunday, November 04, 2018
I have always thought teachers were amazing people to do that as a career. I at one time took the certified course for my county to become a substitute teacher when my son was younger. My way of thinking was it would be an ideal job since I would be working his school hours. Oh, was I so wrong on that front and got a new understanding on just how much work goes into each and every lesson a teacher does daily. The prep work and understanding on different ways people learn was an eye opener and has helped me as I now attempt to create Arts & Crafts lessons for our local senior center. I also learned a substitute teacher gets paid monthly not bi-weekly or weekly- INCREDIBLE.
Well, I volunteer at the Richlands Senior Center and so I do not get paid but donate my time and energy plus hard work in maintaining the place and keeping it clean. Undertaking the Arts & Crafts is just a new responsibility and it is taking a lot of my "free time" at home to prep up kits and search for creative crafts. I have learned to organize and create sign up sheet for upcoming crafts weekly until 2019. This is to keep me on target, get the seniors to commit to the craft and show me the consideration of letting me know to ensure I have proper supplies for all. I am trying to use what we have at the center for donated supplies but have found some times I need to buy things out of my own pay check. This is something else our teachers do.
I really just wanted to take a moment today to say: THANK YOU to all our teachers out there. You have to truly love that profession and wanting to make a difference to at least one person you teach and have that impact that makes them the best person they can be. I can now still recall teachers names who had that impact on me. Again THANK YOU for all you do and now for taking on an even bigger role of protecting our children. You are HEROES.