“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” ― Jacques Barzun
My sister and my husband were teachers - really excellent teachers who knew what they wanted to do from a very early age and loved being a part of the future. And even though I have spent my years in the school system on the support side of things - I have always considered myself to be an EDUCATOR.
Opportunities to TEACH are everywhere.
Teach through example. Be kind.
Teach through petition. Expect kindness.
My teachers (Yes, I often refer to them in that manner not just because I can be, in some regard, their "teacher", but because I consider them to be family!) have supported my artistic endeavors for many years and I take great pride in knowing that my artwork hangs above so many classroom doors - adding a bit of whimsy - showing a side of a teacher's personality that students may not know exists - or, at the very least, reminding them what their teacher's name is!!
So as we embark upon yet another journey of renewed HOPE a.k.a. a new school year in public education- here is a little gallery of FOAMFRIENDS for TEACHERS!!
Have a wonderful school year filled with exploration, creativity, learning, and (hopefully) a new FOAMFRIEND creation for your classroom!!