Today I took a moment to reflect, during the busiest time of the year, and was reminded how fortunate I am to be surrounded by a world-class learning community including students, teachers, support staff and families. We are healthier, happier teachers when we are surrounded by people who support us. We realize that our job is more than just what happens in our own classrooms but it’s about what is happening in the entire school. Louis Riel School is a K-9 with 900+ students and 50+ staff. Even with all of these students, every week of the school year is full of events, extracurriculars and field trip adventures which would not be possible without the tremendous support of our staff and parent volunteers. There are many unique benefits to working in a K-9 school. This past Friday, one of my current grade 3 students was thrilled to have her face painted on sports day by my former student who is now in grade 9.
Today I learned that I am surrounded by genuine people who care for and support me. When someone says “no problem” they actually mean it. No one hesitates to help each other at a moment’s notice. Everyone knows each other and supports each other in moments of celebration and heartbreak. We laugh together, run extracurriculars together, play baseball together, socialize together, work-out together and much more. By being connected, we make each other better teachers, which in turn makes our students better learners.
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