Slice 7 It’s all about the team

Everyday I am thankful for my grade level team.  There are three of us.  We are all different in our own way which makes our team all the more powerful.  One of our team members “A” loves alliteration and she took on the challenge to come up with the acronym  for our team using our last names and then the letter U. The result is our team is soul.  S,O, L is  for our last names and the U is for the students.  A is clever like that.  Meanwhile L is a veteran teacher with a PHD with keen insight and advice. We share lunch together and others join us to share our laughs which at times brings us to tears.  Other teachers stop by to see what the ruckus is about.  No matter what goes on in a teaching day I know how valuable it is to have the support of my team.  Every day there is something new being thrown at us, but together we figure it out and help each other to get through it.


About showgem

I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.
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7 Responses to Slice 7 It’s all about the team

  1. LeeAnn says:

    Any work is better when you enjoy the people you share your day with. And your kids are lucky to have teachers who can model working together joyfully!

  2. Katie says:

    What a wonderful support system for you and your students. Teams of teachers can change the world!

  3. Cindy King says:

    Your team likely works so well together because you acknowledge and celebrate your strengths. And the students reap the benefits.

  4. JenniferM says:

    Ooh, your description has made me so jealous of your team! I love that “u” is for the students! I travel between buildings and don’t get to really “work with” anyone, especially not for more than a few months. Be grateful for what you have! I hope you tell those great team members “thanks” tomorrow (or show them your slice)!

    • showgem says:

      Yesterday we had a particularly good day where everything came together and I shared that I would be devoting my post to them about how appreciative I am.

  5. Beth says:

    It is about the team and I am very lucky to be a part of one as you are well aware.

  6. Being part of a team of teachers makes each one that much stronger. You are very lucky. 🙂

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