This week at Newmarket School we had camp and swimming and new children and I thought about our fabulous teachers at NPS. This post is a shout out for them and for all teachers.
I believe if we take care of our teachers then they will take care of our children.
I often hear and read about children being incredibly important and they are placed at the center of everything. They are highlighted in school documentation as being the heart of our schools.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe our children are the heart of our schools too.
However we appear to miss something when we neglect to mention the place of our teachers. If our children are the heart of our schools then our teachers are the blood that pumps that heart.
One of my old principals used to say “Take care of our teachers and they will take care of our children.” Or she would say, “Our teachers are our greatest resource.” She also said, “Without our fabulous teachers I would not have a fabulous school.”
Sometimes too when I read documentation I want to change the word student or children for learner because I also believe that all teachers are learners too and if we use the word learner than this embraces our teachers too.
Yes I know support staff, parents and whānau, but that is another post.
What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts.