Teaching Is My Superpower
“You’re going to make a difference. A lot of times it won’t be huge, it won’t be visible even. But it will matter just the same.” – James Gordon
“I need a day when there aren’t twenty crises to deal with, but I don’t see that coming any time soon.” – Iron Man
This week, we recognized our favorite fictional and real-life heroes on National Superhero Day. On Wednesday, students came to school dressed as Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, doctors, nurses, parents, and so many more. It was great seeing their enthusiasm and joy as they shared their favorite heroes with the school community!
We took time to further recognize the heroes in our local community as each class completed different service projects. Many classes made thank you cards for first responders. Others came up with unique ways to recognize specific groups of heroes.
Next week, we continue to recognize the contributions of nurses during National Nurses Week, but we are also recognizing the amazing contributions of our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.
This year, our teachers have truly gone above and beyond. With incorporating new technologies into their classrooms, social distancing, virtual learning sprinkled about, and so much more, teachers have transformed their teaching and provided our students with the same, if not better, enriching learning experiences Saint Andrew’s is known for.
Each day, I take time to walk through the buildings and stop by each classroom to see what the students are working on. It is great seeing the students all engaged in learning activities and to see the attention and planning teachers have put into their lessons. Our teachers are great at providing personalized learning opportunities to students and really allowing them to grow as life-long learners.
Seeing a student’s ah ha moment as they finally grasp a new or confusing concept is a wonderful part of teaching. There may be twenty crises going on, but knowing you’ve made a difference to even just one student means the world.
So, thank you to all of the superheroes out there and thank you to all of the teachers who got them there!