Gift to the Teacher: A Little Extra Credit

I love this hand drawn card by artist Brandi Powell (perhaps a little more than I should). Just lovely!

It’s been a long time since I’ve read an article that made me want to jump up and down on my couch while pumping my fists in the air. Tonight I found an article that–if I weren’t snuggled under a blanket, freezing from the cold–would make me do just that.

The article, What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents, by Ron Clark, begins:

(CNN) — This summer, I met a principal who was recently named as the administrator of the year in her state. She was loved and adored by all, but she told me she was leaving the profession.

I screamed, “You can’t leave us,” and she quite bluntly replied, “Look, if I get an offer to lead a school system of orphans, I will be all over it, but I just can’t deal with parents anymore; they are killing us.”

Read the article here. It is worth your time.

Jumping up and down in spirit–


  1. One of my friends had that posted on their page on fb…I agree, it is a wonderful article. I am starting my sixth year teaching and I am working in an inner city school in Milwaukee. I honestly believe if I wasn't so stubborn and strong willed I would have bowed out of the teaching profession a while a go…oh and I have a wonderful principal that supports me. She is the best!

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