As we near the end of the year – no matter what kind of year you have had – keep this in mind.  Your students need YOU — YOUR strengths, YOUR passions, YOUR authenticity. It’s not too late to wrap up the year with positive relationships, meaningful interactions, and a better classroom environment.

When I first started teaching, I thought I had to be like all the other teachers I had known – I had to lecture, I had to be “tough” and “mean” and never smile. I tried it… it was an epic failure. Only when I realized I had to be ME – a teacher who hated to lecture, who always smiled, who won students over with kindness, respect, patience, high expectations, clear instruction and consistency – that’s when I excelled. You’ve gotta be true to YOU. #teachersfollowteachers #iteachhighschool #iteachmiddleschool #iteach #scienceteacher #teacherspayteachers • • • #Repost @pegfitzpatrick with @get_repost ・・・ Can I get an amen? Double tap if you agree. 🙌🏻 Being you is MORE than enough. It’s your super power. OWN IT! #calledtobecreative #creativelifehappylife #creativityfound #creativeprenuer #creativelife #communityovercompetition #contentcreator #makemoments #youbelong #theeverygirl #creativeprocess #dowhatyoulove #oneofthebunch #dontquityourdaydream

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