Is it just me or did the summer just FLY by? Just a minute ago, the kids were getting out of school, now we’re talking about heading back! I want to talk about the people who, at least for the next several months, will spend as much time with our kids as we will… the educators.
Teachers and administrators play such an important rule in our kids’ lives; we all know they can make a huge impact on the kind of year our students will have. Oh and us, for that matter.
So we’re doing something special for the month of September here on Good Enough Mother. Before I tell you about it, I want to tell you about my favorite teacher from high school. Mrs. Swope.
Irene Swope and me at my 30-year class reunion
Irene Swope was my P.E. teacher at Del Campo High School. I was fortunate to have some really great teachers in my time but there was something special about Mrs. Swope. I remember a couple of things about her: her love of all things purple and her complete acceptance of all students. That didn’t mean she didn’t push us in the sports we weren’t good at; she gave us all a gentle nudge and made us believe that we really could do it, even when the unit was Badminton, which, by the way, I totally sucked at.
So we’re giving a shout out to all educators! If you are a teacher, administrator or work in education in some capacity, we want to put the spotlight on you in our special Life Lessons: Educator’s Edition.
So here’s what we need you to do:
1. Copy and paste the following questions into a Word Doc.
2. Then return the answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please return with mini-bio and high-resolution photo. When answering, please elaborate; no one word answers! Also include links to anything you want promoted.
*Are you happy at the moment?
*If you could go back and say anything to your 16-year-old self now – what would it be?
*What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year?
*What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?
*What’s your secret to happiness?
*What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?
*What’s your biggest regret?
*What’s the most important lesson you’ve taught your kid(s)?
*What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?
*Aside from motherhood/fatherhood and marriage what are you most proud of in your life?
*When were you happiest?
*What ten words best describe you?
Now since this is a special feature, we’ve added one more question:
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY PARENTS CAN HELP YOU IN THE COMING YEAR?
So that’s all. We hope to hear from you soon and then watch this space in September for our special Life Lessons: Educator’s Edition!
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