I could see tiredness etched into their faces as I began my 3 hour session. (They had already taught full classes all morning!)
I knew that as soon as we finished they had parent interviews to arrange so were probably working at least 10-11 hours!
And yet- they concentrated fully, took notes, ask HEAPS of questions, laughed at the silly videos I showed and even stayed back to ask me more questions.
Their dedication was so apparent as they shared successes and concerns and I was struck by their level of passion for their students.
They had bothered to reflect and come with all their questions and I LOVED running this workshop.
To be honest I enjoy running ALL of my training in literacy or emotional intelligence because teachers are amongst the most creative, hard – working, passionate and dedicated professionals you could ever meet.
We need to honour them more and realise how precious they are- they truly are transforming the next generation.
Tell them how much you appreciate all their efforts- put a smile on a tired teacher’s face today!