Together we are mighty! Yes, educators are mighty. Amber Teamann,@8Amber8, wrote about the importance of sharing and ended with "Blowing out someone’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter." She is so very correct. It is easy to snuff someone's candle even without intending to do so. Educators need to band together, not as a union, but in simply understanding that we are our own best support.
I included Sitting Bull's quote, as a reminder that together we are mighty. When we keep ourselves separate in our own rooms and worlds, we are easily broken. There are so many connected educators who are worn out and seeking to be rechallenged this summer. Daisy Dyer Duerr, @DaisyDyerDuerr , wrote about reminding her husband about her passion, "I simply smile and remind him it’s not a job honey, it’s a Passion. - It is this passion that keeps us in our chosen career. It is also the same passion that can separate us and easily lead to burn out.
By connecting with each other f2f or through social media, we can become mighty! We are more united as an educational force through CCSS. We now have common standards and can better unite and help each other. We can lift each other and help our students. Let's ignite each other's passion for education.If you are worried about sharing, Theresa Gray, @TheresaGray, returned to blogging after a year and wrote , "This time - no pressure, no worries. I'll post about what I am reading or learning.", as she pulled away from the exhaustion of the year. We can support our passions and encourage each other through sharing.
Thank you Amber, Daisy and Theresa for reminding us all to glow, rechallenge and recommit, because Together we are mighty!
Be Inspired by Amber, Daisy and Theresa