I am that teacher who cares if you come in tired.
I will let you lay your head down for a bit.
I am that teacher who cares if you come in hungry.
I will help you find food and allow you to eat in my classroom
I am that teacher who care that you learn.
I will ask you about your work, extend deadline, while offering help.
I am that teacher who wants you to feel safe.
I try to make my classroom to excepting to all my deverse students
I am that teacher that is concerned when I see you in the hallway when you should be in class.
I will ask if you need help and why you are there.
I am that teacher that recognizes your need to go to the bathroom
I have an open bathroom policy that gives you permission to go as needed.
I am that teacher that wants to best out of you,
I spend time to talk to you about what I see instead of handing out discipline.
I am that teacher who worries about your choices
I encourage you to think them out carefully and reflect on them after.
I am that teacher that wants you to have a life outside of school
I don’t give homework and try to attend extra curricular activities at the school.
I am that teacher that wants to reward the awesome my students achieve
I buy rewards to hand out in the classroom.
Because I am this teacher,
I add extra duties to my day, working beyond the contract
my hair is slowly graying. My wallet is lighter
I am a teacher who loves the profession and my students
I seek support from our community, our society, our world.
All I see is blame, accountablity and ridicule.
I am that teacher that is tired,
the one who asks is it sustainable?