Monday, April 19, 2010

#MissionMonday - Say Thanks!

Happy #MissionMonday everyone! I have been thinking about this #MissionMonday for a couple of days and wasn't sure where to go with it. There are so many things we can all do to make a difference it is very hard to think of one thing to do. I was sifting through some great resources on Twitter this morning and I was hit with it. I wanted to thank so many people for tweeting some great info, but I didn't know where to start. I think that is a big obstacle we face as teacher at times. We want to thank all of the people that have helped us along the way, but we are too busy and promise to do it after this task is complete. Then another task comes up and another, so on and so forth. Taking a couple of minutes to thank the people that deserve it should be a priority and it is going to be my focus this week as I wrap up a unit, enter in report card grades and start the next unit.

Your #MissionMonday, if you choose to accept it, is to stop and thank the people around you that have helped you in some way. This person can be a parents, a mentor, a student, an administrator, a Twitter Friend or anyone else that has helped you in some way. Let them know how important their help was to you. Make a card, buy some flowers, post on your blog, rent a sky-writer, etc. We love nothing more than to be thanked for a good job, so we should thank others for doing a good job at helping us grow as teachers and learners.

Good luck with your #MissionMonday.

- @TheNerdyTeacher