I value the time I have spent with children of all ages during my teaching career. Working with these children, I have grown as a teacher and as an individual person. I also value their parents, no matter what their background or experience.
I appreciate it when parents come to me at the end of the school year and thank me for what I have done for their children. Their words are a source of encouragement and give me the motivation to continue doing what I do. Everyone likes to be appreciated for their hard work, and I am no different. The cards at the end of the year warm my heart – esecially those with a heartfelt penned message.
The bonus is when the children value the time they have spent with me – even though they may learn to value it a few years later. It always brings a smile to my face when I see my former students greet me with a big grin.
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
(This post was written for the FMF 31 day challenge hosted by Kate Motaung. Today’s prompt: value)
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