Educators Do Their Best With What They Have
I think that the most positive thing about being an educator is knowing that I am helping children learn and develop. It is such a great feeling to see the tremendous progress of my kids when they first start in my classroom compared to when it is time for them to move into the next classroom. One of the most challenging things for me has been advocating for better quality services for children and families, as well as advocating for more resources for myself and other educators. The requirements to be considered a lead teacher at my center are not very high, so many of the teachers are unequipped to best serve the students in their care. But on the other side of that, for an educator to further his/her education is especially difficult because doing so can be expensive and time-consuming, and we do not have the resources (i.e., fair pay, paid time off from work to attend classes, etc.) available to us to make it happen.