Day 22: Value

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.

photo (52)© 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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6 thoughts on “Day 22: Value

  1. Yes, I loved seeing my old teachers when I grew a bit and saw them around the school or our hometown. I’m even friends on Facebook now with a favorite middle school science teacher of mine! She is a “peer” now. 🙂 I hope that you continue to get the joy from teaching in that the kids and families appreciate you even if a smile expresses that kindness instead of words.


  2. Hi Colline, it must be a nice feeling when parents thank you at the end of the term.
    Something that I had not thought about, but it is a nice gesture, considering the Teacher has played a daily role in the Child’s life.
    Kind regards.


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