Do Something!

Well, this blog is definitely not about religion (and I don’t want to turn anyone off), but I heard a great song on Christian radio yesterday that deeply connected with me as a teacher. The song is called “Do Something” by Matthew West. In my personal and professional experience, teaching often aligns with faith because teaching is about serving others. There are daily opportunities to be kind and generous, serve the community, forgive, sacrifice, and care for students who face great challenges. Teachers have opportunities to make a huge difference in the lives of others. But above all those things that exhaust us and consume time, teachers must also make time to participate in the greater dialogue about teaching and our profession. Teachers, the answer to all these problems is YOU. Do something.

In the words of Matthew West…

If not us, then who?
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when?
Will we see an end
To all this pain?
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something

Lead on teachers. Keep doing something! Check out the whole video HERE 🙂

I'm a National Board Certified teacher (ECYA-ENS) for preschool students with special needs. I earned my doctorate in 2016 from ASU in Leadership and Innovation. My research focused on increasing leadership for special education teachers who work with paraeducators in their schools. I care about teacher leadership, special education, retention of early career teachers, National Board Certification, and improving outcomes for families affected by disabilities. I believe that teachers within the classroom should feel that their voice is valuable--and they should share their perspectives in the community to influence policies that affect us in the classrooms. The day of unfocused chatter is over. Time for action teachers!

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One comment on “Do Something!
  1. christineportermarsh says:

    “…teaching often aligns with faith because teaching is about serving others”: I love this!


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