Care enough to know that teaching…

There is absolutely nothing like engaging with motivated educators, sharing ideas and making a stronger workforce of teachers. It is evident of a teacher’s will to improve on their craft when they arrive early on a Saturday morning, either towards the end of their school year or in some cases already on their summer vacation.

The 3rd Annual Think, Create, Share Conference at Cal State Fullerton was kicked off by the very engaging and inspiring poetry of Taylor MaliĀ . Mali is a former classroom teacher who can now be found speaking all over the world, reciting his poetry and supporting the teaching profession.

It is the teaching profession and the educators who make the wheel of learning go round and round, that inspire me, to care enough to share ideas and make a forward moving difference in education.

This is a simple message to all teachers. Care enough to know that teaching….

 

  • is demanding

  • is rewarding

  • is not following a step-by-step procedural textbook

  • is not over when the last bell rings

  • requires you to be open to new ideas

  • requires you to love children

  • requires you to differentiate

  • requires you to be early and leave late

  • requires you to stop making excuses

  • requires you to create or find solutions

  • requires you to engage with technology

  • requires you to seek out the latest teaching strategies

  • requires you to love teaching

Thank you to all educators who inspire me and thank to all educators who care enough to know what teaching is and is not!