Warning: I'm getting on my soapbox here! I can't help it when I talk about my job...
I went to my first teacher conference today.
First thing I want to say.
I'm a teacher.
Not a babysitter.
Have you ever said or thought that anyone can do daycare? or even oh they just teach daycare...?
I teach Early Head Start (preschool) along with running a daycare, but I still have gotten comments such as "oh so basically you're just doing daycare."
It really gets to me, but I hold my tongue.
They just don't understand.
Here is your chance to understand:
I take my job seriously.
And I hope if you ever put your children in child care or preschool, you will take it seriously too.
I love my students.
I would do absolutely anything for them.
No matter what message my paycheck and the general population say about my profession,
I know it matters. And hopefully one day the general population, and especially my paycheck [:)] will reflect that!
And just to make this post even more serious (sometimes I hate when I post serious things, I just like talking about fun things!) I'm gonna add this video.
If you're a teacher, an easy crier, and especially if you've ever had to call DCFS, have a box of tissues handy...