This summer, I was fortunate enough to be asked to give a keynote to the most brilliant and innovative math educators in this county, and beyond.
Of course I started it out as a pep rally (thanks Courtney and Sam), because that is who I truly am. My friends know me. TMC is NOT your typical math teacher conference! But then, I had to get serious, because I am very passionate about teaching, and I wanted to share what has been on my heart. However, I did not expect to make teachers cry. And I did not expect that their powerful responses to my talk would make me cry.
To all of the teachers out there, please remember that even on your worst days, YOU ARE ENOUGH. Also, please don’t disappear, we need you. We all need each other.
I can mail you a sticker if you want one. Or, you can print it out using the png file.
Watch the entire Teacher Leader keynote on YouTube.
Thank you to Lisa Henry for that hilarious (and surprise) bio! Thank you to everyone who took and shared pictures! And a special thanks to everyone who helped me prepare. ❤