Sunday, May 20, 2012

Be GREAT! (freebie)

As I reflect on this year, I really noticed that a lot of teachers like to compete with each other.  I'm not talking about friendly competitions like whose class can master their division facts first or which class collected the most food for the food drive (which by the way, my class lost). 
I'm talking about teachers being mean to each other and trying to look better than the next by being  hurtful.  If we don't  respect and take care of each other, who will?  Already many people, not in the education, field think we are glorified babysitters and others think we hardly work at all... you know our hours are basically 8:00 - 3:00 and we have summers off {I say in my most sarcastic voice}.    As educators who want the best for each and every child in our school, heck in the world, we need to build each other up! We need to respect each other, work together, and laugh together to be the best we can be!

Anywho, I made this printable just for you!  Yes you! We can all use a reminder to inspire others to be great!  I am planning on putting this right on my classroom door so every time we walk in our classroom we all (the students and myself) we are reminded to help others be GREAT!  Click on the printable pic above or CLICK HERE to download your free printable.

12 comments:

  1. Well said. And you are right...we are not glorified babysitters. We are educating our future.

    Thanks for the freebie!

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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    1. You are so welcome Elizabeth! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. I whole heartedly agree with your post. We must stay united as educators. Our job is too hard with too many unknown variables not to try and build one another up. Thanks for the free printable and its wise words!

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    1. You are welcome Mrs. Corbitt! It's so much for fun to laugh with each other rather than attack each other!

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  4. Thanks for sharing a great reminder to us all.

    Jennifer
    http://3rdgradelearners.blogspot.com

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  5. This is a great message! Thankfully my current school does not have those type of "mean" teachers, but I used to work at one that did. Not fun...

    Swersty’s Swap Shop

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  6. Amen! I totally agree that we need to help one another, and not try to look better than others. As a first year teacher, I am SO thankful for people who have the same mindset! Hopefully I can share with them a fraction as much as they have shared with me!

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  7. I know this is unconventional but I am one of your followers, I have not been on in a while due to things going on within my school district that have made it hard to contribute. I wrote a post on my blog today briefly letting people know about what is going on. If you could stop by and read it and spread the word to ask others to read it I would appreciate it.
    Thank You With All The Love,
    Mrs. Schatz

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  8. This is a crazy time of year! Some of my meanies have thankfully moved on!

    Check out my new blog & my $25 Target card give away: http://everynewbeginningblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/25-target-gift-card-giveaway.html

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  9. Started following you after finding you on a top 50 blogs site. Thanks for the reminder & freebie. I hope you'll stop by my blog sometime.
    Storie
    Stories by Storie

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  10. So true! I think everyone needs this reminder every now and again. I plan to post it on my door too! Thanks. :)

    Mary
    Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

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