The other day I was driving, and I saw a bumper sticker about adopting rescue dogs. It said something along the lines of, “Have a rescue dog? Who rescued who?” I had to laugh.
I got my dog Emma through the Weimaraner Rescue Society, and she has been nothing but a joy and comfort. She is always by my side in the office as I write; my faithful companion. (Isn’t she adorable?)
Okay, so how can I tie this to teaching?
As teachers, we are in a role of authority, and are always trying to help our students. But sometimes, our students help us. I have seen so many amazing examples of love, kindness, growth, and perseverance in my students. In those cases, I am the student.
It is important to recognize all the great qualities in our students/children, and share with them when you are impressed!