Daily teachers get to experience small joys and incredible people (some big and some small). It makes the job the hardest job I will ever love. As my husband, children, and friends can tell you, I am a lover of all the "junk" that goes with teaching and get excited if I get a flashdrive at a conference, or (one of my previous favorites) get to dissect a pig and then bring it home. Nothing is ever too small or insignificant for me to think it is wonderful. Well, last night I received the BEST teacher gift I have ever gotten (not counting the handwritten notes from parents and students). All the teachers who attended the opening ceremony for the Battle of the Brains competition received a new iPad Mini and a LEAP Motion. Burns and McDonnell sponsor the Battle of the Brains and are so invested in the future of our students; it was inspiring to hear the speeches and "feel" their love of teachers and commitment to helping us help our students.
Thank you Burns and McDonnell for letting me know that you appreciate me