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Take Time to Thank a Teacher…
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Friday, May 04, 2018
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Take Time to Thank a Teacher…

By Dr. Michael Broadbent, BJES Principal

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams

Recently, I was watching several farmers tend to their fields. The farmers were working closely with one another, and you could see a desire to make sure that their work was completed with care and precision as to allow for their seed and crop to blossom to its full potential. I could not help but see the incredible parallel between the farmer and the teacher.

Farmers work tirelessly from before the sun comes up to well after the sun goes down to ensure the proper growth and development of every seed planted. Teachers and educators also work tirelessly from well before the sun comes up to ensure that every seed planted in a child’s mind has the appropriate opportunity to be watered with experience and nurtured with collaboration of peers.

The farmers understand that the well-being of their families and communities ride largely on their successes and failures with the seeds planted in their soil, and their proper harvest and maturity. The teacher understands that the proper development and skills in every child is dependent on the child’s ability to allow each planted seed the opportunity to be understood at a deeper level and allowed the opportunity to be stretched and applied in a real-world setting. Our children are our future.

The farmer and the educator both know that there are only four seeds to every apple, but an infinite amount of possibilities in every planted seed. Though I believe we should be deeply grateful to the farmers of our community and their tireless work to supply for our needs, I also believe we need to take the time and be grateful for the seeds planted in our own lives by the educators that took the time to plant them within us.

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, thank you educators and keep on planting!

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