Two great pieces crossed my eyes this morning, both touching on the value of educators to the students they teach.
The first is a sweet reassurance to teachers that their work matters, that parents and kids value what they do.
I need your voice in my child’s life.
I need you identifying my daughter’s strengths and weaknesses.
As strong as a voice and presence as I am in my child’s life I know it is not all about me. She needs you to tell her that she has a knack for writing or a gift in math because the next thing I know she is identifying herself as an author or a scientist or a mathematician and the next thing we all know she is an adult and that teacher voice is still inside her head and she IS an author, a scientist, or a mathematician.