#whyiteach is a movement that has been sweeping through schools across the country. This hashtag is spreading the message about why we choose to be educators, and sharing our passion and desire for motivating this generation of learners. As is very evident on storify.com, teachers’ voices matter, and sharing our own personal motivators for being in this profession can bring us all together!
"I think sometimes the world loses sight that we are people who choose to be here on a daily basis," Gail Adams said. "By publicly stating why we teach, people get to see we choose to be here. And they need to know that. I think it helps us take a more public statement of pride. We're proud of what we do every day." ~Gail Adams, 2015 Teacher of the Year for West Virginia
During the first day of teacher inservice, we asked teachers to come prepared with an idea in their minds as to why they teach, and we watched this moving video clip. Each educator created their own speech bubble which included #whyiteach, and filled it with their reason for being here, empowering and inspiring students, each and every day. They had their pictures taken with these signs, then we created bulletin boards for each building to share the message of why each teacher loves educating our students!
We truly work with an amazing group of innovative, passionate, and driven professionals. It is inspiring to see their individual reasons for being in education, and even more powerful is how all of their #whyiteach statements revolve around one thing...the students!
We are so excited to work with each of you this year, and are hopeful that we can help build on your passions to reach each and every learner! Here is to a fantastic school year! We look forward to learning and growing together, and sharing the message of #whyiteach!
For more information on #whyiteach, check out this article!
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