Motivation Monday: Team Morale

It’s no secret – teaching is difficult.  Between the paperwork, the extra meetings and trainings, and the emotional connections with your children, a teacher pours their heart and soul into their classroom and students.  
When one of the teachers is having a rough day/week, it’s great to know that you have colleagues who will do the little things to pick you up and lift your spirits.  
I had a particularly rough week about two weeks ago.  I can’t go into details, but I’ve never experienced ANYTHING like this in my nine years of teaching.  And to my surprise, one of our guidance counselors had left this note for me:
It’s great to know that others notice you, your rapport with your kids, and your hard work and effort.  It brought tears to my eyes to know that Ginny noticed and it meant so much to her.  It made a difficult week a little easier knowing that I wasn’t alone…I was part of a team!
And to go along with the difficulties of teaching, 
here’s an amazing post by Angela from The Cornerstone.
Have you filled someone’s bucket today?  
You have no idea how much it will mean to them.
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    December 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I can totally relate! I got a TAE (Teachers Achieving Excellence) report from a teammate. It was well written and very complimentary. As I sat at my desk reading it, my eyes filled with tears. It is amazing what a kind word can do to change someone's attitude or just make their day.
    Hang in there! Christmas break is coming!!!!

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    The Science Penguin
    December 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    There are definitely trying times in teaching. I'm glad that you got some support from a colleague. It makes a huge difference!

    The Science Penguin

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    Sara Soucy
    December 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    What a wonderful way to lift your spirits after a difficult week. I always keep notes like that and take them out when I really need them. Hope things get better!

    Sara πŸ™‚
    Smiling In Second Grade

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