Today's question: What's our most important professional responsibility outside the classroom?
Initially, I was compelled to shoot off a litany of professional badass-erisms starting with staying up to date on what's happening in the world of education and making our instruction transparent, as I'm gearing up to do with these daily blogs. That's wholly due to the culmination of a 30-year anti-public ed movement and the groundswell of discontent parents are finally becoming a part of. I'm fired up!
But then I remembered a lesson whilst parenting: Take care of yourself first so you're in better shape to take care of others.
I'd guess that's true for teachers, too. If we take care of our health and well-being, it pays off in all other aspects of our lives. I struggle with sustaining that. When I don't eat breakfast, exercise, or sleep, it impacts my energy and brain power, not to mention my justifiable outrage and my willingness to get out there on the street and fight!
So, eat your Wheaties, boys and girls! A kale smoothie is probably better. Just do it so we have the energy to save public education and then get back to our usual business of saving the WORLD!
Disclaimer: I do not endorse consumption of said Wheaties.