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Find Your Tribe

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I’ve heard from the beginning you need to find your tribe but I didn’t know what my tribe looked like or how to find it.

Looking back my tribe has always found me.  Why is your tribe important? 

For me, they make me laugh or smile on a regular basis.  They keep me straight with deadlines, due dates, and drill times. Apparently mine has always had a jokester, caretaker, and an organizer.  The jokesters have definitely made for good laughs from taking 100+ group selfies when someone left their phone to fart machines, they keep you on your toes. The caretaker always reminds us to eat our lunch, take a break, brings in food to share, and asks about family.  The organizer person helps keep me straight.  When I want to rearrange my room, they suggest drawing a picture before moving objects or putting all my supplies in different colored bins.  

At each school, I've found my people but it's looked very different.  In the beginning it was mainly my mentor and another teacher guiding me along the process.  At my second school it was a group of coworkers who were all around the same age and stage in life, besides one.  At my third school, it was just my co-teacher and I and that bond still holds today.  My current tribe makes me laugh several times a day, is full of wonderful listeners, and are the type to drive all the way to my house just to sing Happy Birthday in the middle of a pandemic.  I'm not sure what your tribe looks like but having others who understand the stress of school, can make you laugh, remind you of simple task, and become friends, is amazing.

I hope you find your tribe and I hope you have as wonderful an experience as I have had.   

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