I thought that the video was awesome because 1) it made me feel like my struggles as a teacher were normal 2) it acknowledges that teaching is difficult but rewarding, and 3) it reminded me of Carol Dweck's work on Mindset.
Within a few minutes I had two Direct Messages that didn't agree with my #awesome.
"Teachers shouldn't bash teachers, we get enough from the public" was one comment. Another one said "FYI, your Tweet seemed 'preachy'"
I appreciate the feedback because it helps me reflect and gives me the opportunity to explain myself.
I didn't mean it as a 'bash' or to be 'preachy', I shared it so that others might enjoy the same feelings that I did. For me it was confirmation that I don't have to know everything, that I don't have to be perfect. While I know these things logically, there are times when I can use a reminder :)
I know that I can improve as a teacher, a parent, a spouse, a friend, etc., etc.
I find joy improving in things that are important to me.
Everybody can improve in some aspect of their lives, whether it is personally or professionally.