Do Something!

Just because that is how it is, or it is like that everywhere. Does not mean it has to stay that way.

If you want change, be the first to make that change.

Stop accepting the norm. Be the exception!

I’ve been in Early Childhood for a long time; I know many of my followers have heard me say this before. But what you don’t know is I have never been a part of the majority because I refused to accept things the way they were. I have, on many occasions went to HR because of the way I was talked to or treated. If I felt that the rules and regulations were not being followed at my school, I called my State Licensing Department.

These actions made me less popular and sometimes very lonely. Not because I was doing something wrong, but because I was doing something right. I wasn’t going to set back and take it, just because it has always been that way.

One of my co-workers asked me if I was afraid of being fired? I said I rather be walked out with my head up because I tried to make a change, then walk out with my head down knowing I said nothing at all, and still got fired.

I know a lot of you think, but I’m only one person. How can I change an entity like Early Childhood? I’m here to tell you, you can. I know that in each school that I left, I made at least one person stronger and more outgoing, and I’m sure that person touched another person and so on.

I don’t agree with those statements about how it’s like that everywhere, or that’s how it is. If we keep agreeing to that, Early Childhood will never change.

Darla the Teacher

2 Thoughts

  1. Well said Ms Darla, well said! As teachers we are educators and there are times when our voices should be used to educate others this includes other teachers as well as administration. I don’t think it is the message we deliver when we speak out, it is how we deliver the message! Professionalism, class, tact, and facts should always be in the forefront of our message delivery. When asked how or why I question things and point them out without fear of retaliation I simply tell others I am in this profession to to help others and bring about change, not to make friends.The children’s safety and well being are my first concern; when friendships are made in the process it is an added bonus.

    Keep doing what you do! Advocate for what is right and the changes that need to take place!


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