The pencils are sharpened, the notebook paper bought, the folders labeled. It’s that time of year again. As a parent and an educator, I’ve experienced both the ‘Woo Hoo, it’s the most wonderful time of the year’ side and the ‘Sigh, it’s time to go back to work’ side. I’m fortunate in that I have a glimpse into both worlds. At this time, as we head back to school, I’m going to tell you what your kids’ teachers would like you to know.
A TEACHER'S DAY DOESN'T END AT THE BELL
A teacher's workday doesn't end just because the bell rings. Teachers put in hours before and after school, they stay to coach softball, and work on the spring musical. They attend meetings every week. They tutor kids who are struggling and they participate in parent/teacher conferences. They grade papers in the evening and create lesson plans on the weekends.
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