January 07, 2004
Here’s a little tip from an “old” educator. Keep a file marked with your name to place all positive correspondence, thank you notes from parents and students, emails, evaluations, notes from administrators, school board members and community people, etc. It serves two purposes:
- when you have a bad day, just thumb through a few of the nice thank-yous and kudos, and you’ll remember why you’re a teacher; and,
- you never know when these materials will come in handy to support you in a difficult situation when a parent or administrator has a gripe against you.