I am not a public school teacher, but my sister is one, as are several friends of mine.
They work hard, have to put up with a lot of crap from kids, administrators, and parents.
Support public education, your schools, and kids. Support reading, libraries, the arts, sciences, any kind of learning. Encourage questions, take time to answer your children, and really listen.
Think about what you say, how you say it, and what it means for kids to hear it.
I always come back to Words Matter
Happy Valentine's Day to my sister Lori and her fellow teachers
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.