Saturday, January 29, 2011

I Love the Smiles, I Love the Hugs, I Love My Job

           I am dedicated to my students and to my profession.  I am in this profession because I truly love spending my days with my students.  I cherish the good days and the not so good days, I learn and have become a better person because of both. 
In my opinion I am a role model, a mother and father, a friend, nurse, counselor, and a teacher to my students.  My students need to be in a happy, healthy environment every day.  They must know above everything else, that I truly love and care for them.  They have been put in to my care for many hours out of their year.  It is important that I look for the positive in each and every one of my students.  Every child is unique and special, it is up to me to build upon that uniqueness. 
Many students come to school daily with a load of  “baggage.”  It  is up to me to take what has been given to me and love them for who they are.  It is important that I greet them with a smile and take them as far as I can each and every day. 
Haim Ginett said, “I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom.  It is my personal approach that creates the climate.  It is my daily mood that makes the weather.  In this role, I possess tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous.  I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.  In all situations, it is my responsibility that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and the child humanized or dehumanized.” 
I love the smiles, I love the hugs, I love my job and can not imagine doing anything thing else with my days!


  1. I love what you wrote about being the weather in your classroom, that is such a true statement. Thanks for sharing you insights! Welcome to being a blogger!

  2. Go Jana! Go Jana! As each child is unique and special, so is each teacher! Hooray! Congratulations!

  3. Great post Jana! These kiddos are lucky to have such a caring and professional educator leading them. Your energy and dedication to education is very evident in your post, and I look forward to reading more!

    Great work!

  4. Great post, Jana! I share your passion for teaching the young ones. I've taught kindergarten for 20+ years and truly get my energy and inspiration from them. I wish you an awesome rest of the year!