Sure, summer is great for all the "usual" reasons.
But this summer is also great because...
I've had so MANY opportunities to visit with other great teachers. Tonight was absolutely perfect (minus a few teachers that could not make it). We gathered at a house. Shared ideas, journeys, caught up, and uplifted each other in a way that only caring and thoughtful teachers can do for one another.
We get it. Times are hard, but each teacher in that room is committed to "doing right" by every student. Money is tight, but each teacher is excited to start another year and rock what we know to do. Expectations are high, and each teacher is ready to support one another so that those expectations can be met.
What an amazing group of teachers.
I hope every teacher, every where can find a group of teachers who will lift them up, encourage them and be the friend they need.
If you are a teacher and need a friend, please reach out. I am only an email away.