Watching the "Teacher Town Hall" inspired me to want more for my students, my school, my community. I teach kindergarten in a rural school and a lot of time we may know what we are doing well and what we could be doing better, but we don't often get to hear ideas and/or success stories of other teachers and schools around the nation.
Teachers are often one of the most misunderstood professions. We work very hard for our students, are very passionate about our jobs and put in more hours than many realize to educate all the future doctors, lawyers, astronauts, inventors, creators, etc. Networking among each other is very beneficial...sharing ideas, lessons, what works and doesn't work so that we are not all "reinventing the wheel". As a kindergarten teacher, I often feel that teaching is one of my many roles that I take on with these young beginning learners.
Inspiration from time to time is good for all of us