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 🙂