One person a day, hey, whatta ya say?
It’s difficult meeting new people when you are isolated in your home, working. Or so I thought. But I happened to meet one incredible teacher on social media. Twitter of all places?!? Let me emphasize the fact that we have not met in person! I was drawn to her because of her posts, always centered around her lil’ kiddos and her belief that they can be whatever they aspire to be! Her name: Mrs. Ryan!
I knew she was great for kids simply because she was always posting pictures of kids having fun in her classroom. Eventually I came to learn she is a kindergarten teacher. Well of course! Her demeanor, even in social media, matched one of a primary teacher perfectly. How do you know? Well you just do! I can spot one in a heartbeat! A primary teacher is a most patient and loving teacher. Compassionate, giving, fun, too! A cheerleader type who shows enthusiasm in all she does is another way to describe those teachers who spend the day with 'lil ones. And these characteristics? Well, they perfectly capture Mrs. Ryan!
Not too long ago, Mrs. Ryan posted a sweet video of her student’s mother who came to visit school to serve as a guest reader. She read in her native language while her daughter sat next to her. It reflected the very spirit of education in America: the importance of literacy, equity, parent engagement, hope, freedom, opportunity, love, pride....and I could go on!
And anyone who was Mrs. Ryan’s twitter friend would find picture after inspirational picture of her kiddos learning and growing- and loving, really loving school! Mrs. Ryan continues to motivate, inspire, encourage and love, exactly what comes to mind when one thinks of a kindergarten teacher. ️
Out of the blue, my friend Mrs. Ryan sent me the most incredible gift: SOCKS! Yup, that’s right, SOCKS! But not just any socks, #pinksocks! And with these socks comes a vision: “WE’RE CENTERED AROUND PASSION, EMPATHY, CARING, & CONNECTION!”
Was I ever excited to receive these, for they were special because they came from my new awesome friend, Mrs. Ryan, AND I just happen to love the mission and message behind them! BY THE WAY, they look great with heels!
I must emphasize the fact that Mrs. Ryan and I have yet to meet but we continue to interact through Twitter. While a person who values personal interaction, I understand the importance of social distancing during these times. I’ve also come to learn and appreciate that making friends with exemplary people is - without a doubt - possible without meeting face to face. I do plan on meeting Mrs. Ryan in the future, however.
Truth ~ Our Earth is Full of GOOD!! I found some of that goodness on Twitter! You can too: @mrsryan310