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Hey, I wanted to make this blog for this weekend. And I really wanted to spend some time to say thank you to you teachers and I wanted to tell you why and just kind of go into this a little bit and take some time to really honor you. So one of the things I want to start off here with is that we know that you do a lot that goes unnoticed and unacknowledged and I want to really honor that and noticed you and acknowledge some things that I notice and appreciate you for so here goes first of all, I know that you have a well-deserved break coming up you you’re probably disappear. Now the end of the year is hard and I just hope you have an awesome break. You deserve it and next I want to say thank you for the time and energy you spend in and out of the classroom in and out of the school because I know how much you put into this. I know that you’re usually working 10 to 12 hours a day, 50 or 60 hours a week. You’re working nights and weekends are often there early many of you there stay late. You’re often spending a lot of time of your own time planning and Grading and on that note to I want to say thank you for all of the effort and energy that goes into the planning and Grading that you guys do. I also want to thank you for learning because I know that a lot of you teachers spend a lot of time doing your own research and learning on the content areas so that you can be better at what you are teaching. So thank you so much for the effort and energy that that takes but also thank you so much for learning new curriculum learning new text books and whatever the schools are having you guys learn so that you can teach I thank you for all the energy it puts in said that that you put into that stuff up to thank you for learning how to use the software that they have you learn. Thank you for updating your websites. Thank you for learning to work with new staff at you work with thank you for helping staff that you work with so that kids can be served better. And I thank you for working with difficult staff members. I know that I can be a part of your job for a lot of you two and four. I’m dealing with that in a positive way and keeping the focus on serving the students. I also wanted to thank you for the time and energy and money that you take to make food and treats and get gifts for the kids and all that goes into that and thank you for the coaching that you do with the kids to help them have better life. I also want to thank you for the frustrations. That you guys deal with in terms of getting the time in the resources in the training that you need in order to serve the all all the students all the different things that you have going going on with all these students. I really wanted to thank you for that. Etsy here. Just lost my I just lost my little message. I may have to resume this in a second. Where did it go? I had some notes are that I’m reading off of. therapist Great back to it o yeah, thank you for dealing with a b r e a bureaucratic barriers that you often have to deal with in order to do your job you want to be there at teaching and I know that you guys have to deal with a lot of this stuff, too. So thank you for that. Thank you for spending time helping parents with meetings with emails parking lot of conversations all the time and energy that you spend with parents to be helpful as well. Thank you for the money that you spend on your classroom materials in on your kids that comes out of your pocket. We know that you do that a lot and we acknowledge you and thank you so much for helping. Obviously, we want you to get paid more but thank you for you know, the heart that and what you’re willing to do and what you’re willing to sacrifice for these kids. Thank you. Thank you for all the energy and effort and time that you put into staff development. I know many of them may not even benefit you but you have to go to them anyway, and many of them will give you valuable things. But thanks for all the effort that it takes to be there for us. Staff development. Thank you for showing up when you were sick and tired when you had your own personal life that was going on and really difficult things that we’re going on in your life, but you showed up you were there for those kids they needed you and you were there. Thank you so much. For doing that for our for our students. Thank you so much for the time you put into the grade cards that you had to do into being at the conference is prepping for the conference’s into doing all the standardized test app that you guys have to do. Thank you for that. Thank you for any of the BS that you had to put up with this year and for putting up with it in the honor of joining the getting back to the classroom and doing what the kids need. Thank you for the kindness that you share with our families in the students. Thank you for motivating kids and inspiring them and encouraging them and helping them positively. Thank you for being a role model for our kids and showing them a great way to live. Thank you for caring about our kids and for listening to them and hearing them deeply and helping them feel like they can have a better self-esteem helping them feel safe for creating an emotionally safe place for these kids. Thank you. They need this. Thank you for helping our children deal with emotional challenges in life challenges that they deal with you guys are so instrumental in helping them throughout the year and moving through people often don’t know how much you guys are doing with these things that these kids are going through. So thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for cleaning up after the kids in your classrooms or on the playground or in the hallways for all the stuff that you guys even do. Thank you for all the prep time that you put into our kids in school at home nights weekends whenever you guys are prepping. Thank you for all you put into it. Thank you for tutoring your kids off in your using your crap times or your lunch times are after school before school to tutor kids. Thank you so much for that time for correcting their papers and giving them input to help them. Thank you for the recess Duty that you do in the lunch duty that you doing the thankless stuff like that that you do. Thank you for putting up with short planning periods where you really might not have enough time to get the things done that need to be done. Thank you for putting putting up with that. I thank you for a creatively designing resources when you don’t have the resources that you need to meet the needs of all the kids for what you guys do creatively to design things. That kids need. Thank you for what that takes to do. Thank you for all the heart you put into teaching and thank you for the love that you bring to students and to your job and to the people around you. Thank you for the love because teaching is an art and a science and it comes from the heart and you have to be a loving person to be a great teacher and you put out a lot of love and a lot of energy in that way and I just really want to acknowledge that this isn’t just a job you are you are sharing love with the student that you work with your loving humanity and that means a lot to me and I appreciate that. I also one of the opinions that I have I was a teacher for 12 years is that teachers after the school year go through. Of grief, that’s not usually acknowledge and what I mean by that is you just sent. Animal testing Your Blood Sweat and Tears into helping these kids have better lies. Okay, and all the sudden boom school’s out for the summer. You need a break. They need a break and all that. But these are human beings that you cared about the last 10 months and invested so much into and that I think there’s a. Of grief that is not acknowledge that you go through. So thank you for that. And I hope that you’re able to process that this summer and really honor yourself and feel bad and go through the emotions that are very real that are around that. Teachers. We need you. So thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for what you do for cat the communities and they the kids in the end the parents around the country around the world. Thank you for what you do. We need you you are rock stars. You are Kick-Ass human beings that go above and beyond and Beyond to be of service to humanity. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. This is one of the most important jobs on Earth my opinion. Thank you so much. In a lot of people think that you just have Summers off and you can just kind of chill and I know that many of you are working hard even during the Summers the prep for your Falls are some of you have other jobs that you have to do just to pay the bills. So you have to work through the Summers etcetera etcetera etcetera. So thank you for what you do during the Summers for kids to make sure that you’re in a place to be to be a service the kids and finally teachers take a break be good to yourself this summer, make sure that you get rejuvenated that you take personal time family time time for you to stop time for self-care honor yourself you show up for us in just thank you, and please be good to yourselves and have an incredible summer a restful summer rejuvenating summer and from the bottom of my heart from the bottom of my heart and from the bottom of the heart of the parents and and the people that follow my blog we sincerely thank you. Thank you. Thank you for showing up for us with that. Thank you for watching this video. You can check me out of that stuff Pro. Calm and sign up if you like this go ahead and give it a thumbs up, Sherrod. I appreciate you my audience, and I hope you are all off to an incredible summer. Take care. I will see you next Sunday. Take care.