You might be wondering why this relationship is worthy of a blog post, but with the start of the school year I encourage you to find your ‘person’. I was always blessed to be surrounded by other educators that encouraged me, challenged me, and helped me excel. They were willing to be honest with me when I had made a mistake or offer support when I took a risk and failed. Having a ‘person’ is essential for growth as an educator.
But relationships are built between two people. So don’t forget to be that ‘person’ for someone else. Take a look across the hall or down the stairs and find someone that needs a person that will listen, brainstorm, encourage, and celebrate. Be their person.
Teaching can be a lonely profession. At times the days may seem impossible. But even the worst days aren’t so bad when you can laugh about it with your 'person'.