'Thank you' and 'Well done' are words we all love to hear however, how often do we hear the words 'You are amazing' or 'You make a difference’, especially from those we seek recognition from most? Wouldn't it be great if we all had a magic mirror that told us everyday how amazing we are! Well, if like me, you don't have a magic mirror - the next best thing is a visit to the staff room.
'You are amazing' and 'You make a difference', are sentiments that resonate throughout the @staffrm (http://staffrm.io/). Not only that, you will also find lots of advice, tips for managing your classroom and uplifting / inspirational stories that will remind you, if you need reminding, why you became a teacher in the first place!
When I first joined the staffrm, I was a little bit skeptical; I struggle to find the time to write my own blogs let alone write for someone else! However, as I've come to realise, the staffrm is more than just a blog site - it's a community where like minded people can express their thoughts, share their experiences and offer guidance for achieving that ever elusive work/life balance! (A kind of mix of pedagogy and positive thought!) Stories such as 'You’re Amazing', by Mark Anderson, remind us of all the amazing things we do as teachers everyday where as stories such as 'It’s no sacrifice', from Abigail Mann, remind us that we shouldn't feel guilty about taking time out for ourselves and our families.
Joining the staffrm is easy – best of all it’s free! To join and be part of the ever growing family, visit: http://staffrm.io/ and click on Join Staffrm today! – Trust me, you won’t regret it!
Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert / MIE Trainer
Minecraft Cert. Educator / Global Mentor
CAS Master Teacher
Raspberry Pi Cert. Educator