I took my kids to see Brave last night. It was SO good. They really liked. Now, the previews kinda scared me, lol. I don’t like some of the kid movies they are coming out with. I don’t like movies (of any kind) that instill fear in people…so I am basically saying I’m a scaredy cat. J Anywho, we really liked it and glad we went.
On the way home, we had a talk about bravery and it got me to thinking about my own bravery. I think it takes much courage to be a teacher. I think it is funny how each year we get new students and are able to love them unconditionally. We CHOSE love! I remember talking with teammates saying, “I don’t know if I could handle…(so and so)” from their class and when they would say that to me, I would think of a good quality about that student. Now, remember I have talked about children that have made my eye twitch, but I still loved them. We love our class like no other teacher can just like we love our own children like no other mother can. I know I have thought to myself that I was glad I didn’t get a certain student, but I know others have thought that about my sweeties too. I think bravery comes in to play when you choose to accept whatever walks in the door and love them through the good, bad, and ugly (and there is always a little ugly, right?).
Another area that I struggle with when it comes to being brave is PARENTS. EEK! I can handle little people all day long, but when it comes to parents, ay yi yi! I dislike parents that put me through an interrogation. I get so nervous sometimes, tripping over my tongue. Some parents can be intimidating! It’s also hard to have those “tough conversations.” Whether it’s a major behavioral problem or academically struggling, I think it is just as heart breaking for me as them. I want my kids to succeed as much as their parents do. I wish more parents believed that.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes!
Bravery=big girl panties…luckily I have a few pair! What forces you to be brave in the classroom?
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