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


  1. Thank you for your missions and your posts and especially for doing one about Ghostbusters for me!

  2. Hi,
    Thank you for your wonderful posts. I've been a teacher for almost 20 years now, and I've always loved my job. Little did I know I would fall in love again for it,as I discover like minded teachers and resources on the web.
    Thank you!

  3. Thank you for your blog and your help on Twitter. You were one of the first people I started following, and it was because of a Mission Monday post! So through you, I have developed a great PLN and have become a better teacher.

  4. Great idea - so thank you for all your support and the great ideas that you share. Thank you also for contributing to the post on @ShellTerrell's Teacher ReBoot Camp blog on creative ways to complete text responses. Thanks!

  5. And a HUGE Thank You to you! I can't tell you how much I look forward to #missionmonday, even if I don't see them until they become #missiontuesdays :)
    I got a lot of nice thank you's today as a result of your mission. Appreciated them so much!

    Thank you for all you do, for all you add. Thank you for being part of the alliance. So happy to have you in my PLN!

  6. This #MissionMonday almost looks like I was fishing for compliments. LOL! First, let me thank you for the thank yous. All of you help me grow as an educator and I hope to be able to meet all of you in person to give you a big hug or a firm hand shake or a high five. Whatever your personal space will allow. :-)

    Second, I wanted to let you know that I thanked my wife for putting up with me. That should be more of a daily thing. I also thanked my students for showing up to school and being with me. Sometimes I forget how tough their lives can be and thank yous can go a long way for them. I saw a few smiles when thanked them. That might have been for the suckers I was passing out though. :-p


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