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Doing What is Right

December 3, 2022

On and on and on

There are always challenges as a teacher but I’m hearing “I’ve turned the corner”, “I feel like we’re in a different place with Covid so I can get on with teaching”, “there are other issues that drag me down in teaching but I can focus on my student’s needs more now”.

What I admire about teachers, now more than ever, is that teachers have a strong moral compass that guides them to do what is right for all learners. No, not just the ones who are ‘traditional students’ who will succeed no matter how much a teacher focuses on them, but for ALL students.

During this time of year the students who are challenged are struggling for several different reasons. The weather is colder and they may not go home to a warm home. Parents shouldn’t have to pick between heating their home, putting gas in their vehicle to get to work or to feed their families but some are. According to the Maine Department of Education website, “on average, 1 in 4 children in Maine is at risk for hunger, and 37% of them do not qualify for public assistance”. As teachers we can’t solve that problem but we can insure that students feel supported at school for who they are as learners.

THANK YOU, ESPECIALLY DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, FOR SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS!

2 comments

  1. This is wonderful, Argy. It is just what I needed to hear (read) during this moment. You hit the nail on the head. Thank you.


  2. Thanks for your comment Rebecca! I am reminded of how little people know about what goes on inside schools. Now more than ever teachers need support. We need to lift up each other. ~Argy



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