Hug a teacher today

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  1. Irishdave

    Irishdave Enthusiast

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    Dec 17, 2012

    I saw this on a friend's Facebook page. Had to share!

    Posted by a Tulsa teacher:
    To parents who aren't educators, this may be hard to understand.
    Five days a week, we teach your kids. That means we educate your kids. Play with your kids. Discipline your kids. Joke with your kids. Console your kids. Praise your kids. Question your kids. Beat our heads up against a wall about your kids. Worry about your kids. Keep an eye on your kids. Learn about your kids. Invest in your kids. Protect your kids. Love your kids.

    We would all take a bullet for your kids.

    It's nowhere in our job description. It isn't covered in the employee handbook. It isn't cited in our contracts. But we would all do it. So, yes--please hug your kids, really, really tightly. But on Monday, if you see your kids' teacher, please hug them, too. Thanks.

    This goes for the teachers, support staff, principals, and counselors.

     
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  3. Ilovesummer

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    I've seen that on facebook too - love it!
     
  4. MsG

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    A parent gave me the biggest hug this morning and then sent me that in an email this afternoon thanking me for being willing to protect her child. I've cried the rest of the night.

    It's amazing what a thank you and a hug can do.
     
  5. Irishdave

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    One time I was the only teacher who "understood" this one student. I got the biggest hug from his grandmother. Those hugs are almost as good as one from my granddaughter.
     

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