The Party

imageWe teachers work harder than most people and certainly harder than most people will ever recognize. For that reason, we need a party now and then. I’ve mentioned a few times recently here that my district is going through negotiations currently. I’ve chosen to be very involved with organizing and it’s been a mixed bag. I’ve gotten to hang out with some cool people I don’t normally see but it’s also been a lot of thankless work for people who don’t really care if I live or die. We had a party last week and it really helped motivate me.

I think even staunch teachers should let their hair down once in a while. It sort of helps dissipate the professional stress we live in day to day. With the district being at odds with us and all the demands of the classroom unrelenting, it can wear a person down. A party is a great way to see through that thick wall between teachers. It’s healthy and I recommend it for anybody whether you are organizing or not. A party can help you see things in a fresh way and keep your priorities in whack. Plan one for your colleagues today, you’ll love what it does for your teaching. I have a feeling if you’ve kept reading this far, you already know that.

Author: Damien Riley

Having been a public school teacher since 1997, I've gained valuable classroom experience. Sometimes a great tool is a dynamite lesson plan. These posts are from a real teaching journey. I hope they inspire you. Thanks for reading!

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