Be especially vigilant during PDs, when you’ll find yourself in a veritable forest of walnut trees. It will deplete all your energy, bring you to tears, and make you question every talent or skill you thought you had. It can mean to show strong passion, being associated with the legendary brave and courageous lion. I have heard teachers say that we coddle students too much or that we make everything easy for them and they still fail. I’m off to buy a coffee cup! Amen Daniel, very proffesional and well spoken. And I have worked in toxic environments with a toxic principal. Gold, Maragold, Maregold, Mariegold, Marigolde, and Marrigold are variants of Marigold. Thirty years later I was able to pass this onto him through his daughter who was a student in my teacher education (EAL) class at the University of Sydney. You’re welcome! . Any advice would be so greatly appreciated! How discouraging! Here’s what I can share…no, not all veteran teachers are walnuts. Very interesting article, and more interesting comments! This was EXACTLY what it was like when I first started. The new principal should be someone from the town. I’m going to take a step back and make sure I’m dealing with my teaching frustrations in the right way, because even though my teaching friends can relate to my frustrations, they still don’t need to hear them all the time. *cringe* – I realize I have had my walnut tree moments! Perhaps that is why the symbolic meaning of the Marigold flower is "pain and grief" - alluding to the pain and grief of the Virgin Mary? Thanks for sharing this! School is our second home; for many students, a better home. Oh wow. Brandy, I love that she knew intuitively that you needed it. Few people will be lucky enough to be planted close to a marigold. It’s so true of my beloved school right now that I’m afraid to post it because it’s so on the nose. :) Within the four walls of my classroom, we do everything we can to have a garden of marigolds. In addition to writing, she also co-manages a farm, where she grows a variety of plants and raises chickens, pigs, and sheep. After she died, it sort of became her legacy. Hattie-Who-Hates-the-Principal. I think a true marigold teacher does not brag or consider themselves marigolds; they are humble and sincere with their helpfulness to all, not just to the other popular teachers. that it makes it so difficult to stay positive. Your mid-term had fifty questions? I would have been able to identify those who seemed dead-set on discouraging me as trapped in their own negativity, rather than taking their words as gospel. For example, rose growers plant garlic near their roses because it repels bugs and prevents fungal diseases. As working adults, we should be able to pick those that bring out the best in us. Do I just keep my head down and keep doing what I love? I love kids and I love teaching (so far), and my concern is that if I do get a walnut tree, then will I be strong enough to resist for an entire school year? This job is hard and I want to do my part in fostering healthy communities of educators. you are in luck. 2 Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New TeachersⒸ 2013 Jennifer Gonzalez school and stay close to them, you will grow. When you are an introvert, you are often pegged as an outsider and nay-sayer. I think they infect others so rapidly, they have more ability to spread in a larger staff. As I become a more experienced teacher I find this to be very true. The new principal should not make any changes, things are fine as they are. I think most teachers think they’re “venting” when they’re really “bitching.” How can I tell? There are several types of marigold. Try pasting this URL into a regular browser (like Chrome or Firefox) and see if it works: Hi, Mandy! We are taking time off task and valuable instruction (LOTS of time) to teach how to test (because although most students do not have basic typing skills, tests are now given on technology), what’s on the test (you know what PARCC is? This year will test you more intensely than just about anything you’ve done up to now. Who knows, as a new teacher, you could be the positive that changes the negative…. Victorians viewed the flower as a symbol of grief, as did Mexicans, who connected it to the remembrance of the departed during the Dia de Muertos. I’ve just shared it with all the new teachers (and my fellow mentors) in the building and hope it will get read so we can spark some positive discussions. They hear the gossip, and quickly tell the person that they don’t want to listen to it. Not understanding how to operate the grade reporting system? Jennifer, with every paragraph of this post I found more validation for what I have experienced in my ten years of teaching. I think just about anyone in any job has run into people who make it hard and nearly impossible to be positive and feel successful. Your search for marigolds will yield imperfect results: Not everyone is all-marigold or all-walnut tree. Thank you for giving me such an apt analogy for being able to pinpoint the negativity I experienced in the staff climate and morale at my previous school. Thank you so much for helping me understand that all I have to do is lean on my “Marigold” when I get stuck. Or just by how you feel when you’re with them: Are you calmer, more hopeful? But idea of the walnut trees was superfulous. I’m not a new teacher, but the walnut syndrome abounds in all corners of the building. Or she makes up lies about you, and spreads rumors to make herself look better. an orange or yellow garden flower. I LOVE This! Now, a few years into my teaching and a team leader in another grade, I follow her example. The post is great, but even more value comes from the incredibly long list of comments! and ahhh!’ experiments, daily compassion and unconditional love of the students and respect and satisfaction for the accomplishments, no matter how big or small, of every day. For teacher-leaders, the article and workshop have allowed them to reflect on their own qualities and characteristics in order to help them cultivate their marigold qualities. I am a principal in Colorado, and I use this article all the time. Your name of Marigold has given you depth of mind and a studious, philosophical nature. In May the current principal was moved to the district level, and we had a discussion about what type of new principal we wanted to hire. This. I believe I was once a marigold in a forest of walnut trees and I lost a piece of myself a long the way. If I worked in a school with teachers who fit the above descriptions, I would run from it as fast as I could. This resonates with me and implan to use this as the opening to my back to school staff meeting. I think that’s something you might have to research or talk to others about. Learn more. The name Marigold is a girl's name of English origin meaning "golden flower". It’s a perfect example of how one person can really nurture a sense of community in a school. Thank you so much for writing such a thoughtful, reassuring piece. I thoroughly agree with your response to this column. Talk to your administration and ask for help. In the Greek origin, Marigold means "Flower". They have witnessed years of initiatives that have sucked time awae, have only made things more difficult without results, and almost always end up falling by the wayside for the next “big and new” initiative. Here is the list of requirements that was sent to the district office: Oops, i don’t know why I typed Brandy instead of Jennifer! 2. There will be some in the building who just make you happy – go to them for a mood boost. Hi Sanela! I also believe that its ok to complain, if its purpose is to make positive change. In my own experience, “finding time” was a feat in and of itself during student teaching, so I was lucky enough to have marigolds come to me. Known as the Flower of the Dead or Flor de Muerto, the marigold is said to attract the souls of … The advice I’m seeking is this: How can I speak up? A good description of our profession. However, I am gong to make sure I am more conscious of my actions and words, esp. I love your piece and use it in hopes that teachers will think carefully. Categories: Inspiration, Working Together, Tags: first-year teachers, greatest hits, pep talks. For those who enjoy that kind of thing, it is a rare treat in education. My schools culture is quite good – we have amazing administrators and great kids. Having a hard day? Marigolds fall into two separate categories based on their scientific nomenclature. For those who don’t, there are TONS of other websites out there that keep things strictly professional. It is a jungle sometimes, and negativity exists in all workplaces, but we should especially make the effort towards the negative Nellies to try to show them that life can be great if we all work together and respect one another. <3. But here are some signs that you should keep your distance: Their take on the kids is negative. Their toxicity comes from a place of real pain, and they themselves probably fell under the influence of the walnut trees who came before them. Any of several plants related to the marigold or having similar flowers, such as the marsh marigold. You actually started doing that in the original blog post. Although it does have a few negative connotations attached to it, this flower usually has more positive meanings like beauty and warmth, winning the affections of someone through your hard work, and creativity. , A dear friend and teaching colleague sent me this link and the Marigold post resonated deeply. my first year teaching. The author says that not everyone is all marigold or all walnut. Successful gardeners avoid planting vegetables anywhere near walnut trees, which give off a toxic substance that can inhibit growth, wilt, and ultimately kill nearby vegetable plants. Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers Welcome to your first year of teaching. And I can definitely relate to Kim’s post about the walnut trees coming out during PD! Pekin, Illinois is the boyhood home of Senator Everett Dirksen who actually lobbied to get the marigold to become the nation’s flower because of it’s hardiness. Remember when it was most important and you generally were concerned to get to ‘know’ your students? I truly don’t want to be affected by the walnut trees. Many teachers are willing to help. I agree that every teacher has strengths and wisdom to share. Actively distancing myself from a close, but very negative co-worker seriously improved this past year of teaching and my own attitude! Go to your marigolds. Meanings English Baby Names Meaning: In English Baby Names the meaning of the name Marigold is: Marigold (flower name). I think if I had replaced it with “butt-kicking” it wouldn’t have had the same oomph. The name is related to a flower, which seems to be the combination of Mary and the English word gold. Some who aren’t terribly good at the teaching part, but love the kids to death – seek them out when you need to be reminded of how much you love them, too. Some were even combinations of more than one of the personalities. I was very luck to be paired with a mentor during my student teaching and first year of teaching (at the same school) who as a marigold. Finally, try to find some compassion for the walnut trees. To label someone a walnut is not helpful and discourages teamwork. Daniel, I think this is good advice for teachers who already have their feet under them, who have the confidence to recognize that a negative colleague may just need support and help. Thanks for taking the time to join the conversation here. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases (at no extra cost to you). It is also said that marigolds symbolize cruelty, grief and jealousy. While seeking out your marigolds, you’ll need to take note of the walnut trees. This is great! “Be A Marigold” is a corollary post to Find Your Marigold: The One Essential Rule for New Teachers by Jennifer Gonzalez. You know who you are. We are stronger together. -Shanna. She has a whole little classroom with centers and desks in her playroom, and then all she does is pull her imaginary (or real, if she can trap her sister or some friends) students up to another room for ‘testing’. Unfortunately, my school has cliques. \m (a)-rigo-ld, mar (i)-gold\ We know which standards and objectives they have not yet met and we have made a plan and least seven back-ups to get them there. You will have to seek them out. How do I show them my interest in their classroom and methods without offending my host teacher? The thing is, the teacher who could receive that wisdom needs to have enough inner strength, confidence, and self-awareness to be able to separate the wisdom from the poison. I’m 23, two months out of my undergrad degree, and a week away from my first teaching job for 8th grade ELA after moving to a different state three weeks ago. I am a student teacher right now, and I am looking forward to starting my work as a full-fledged first year teacher in the fall. The trees will slowly turn toward the center, leaves rustling, snarky comments dropping off their branches like walnuts whacking the table. What Does Marigold Mean? Hatred is harmful; it seeps into instruction and affects students, and that’s not fair. We now even have such a thing called RTI? That was the day my mentor knocked on my door and said, “I’m here to help you.” And she did! Sometimes that form doesn’t work properly when the person is still in the Facebook browser. There is no happier place for these children to be, in those hours, I feel the same. I am already leaning so heavily on my peers, mentors, and instructors, using their advice and compassion to keep myself going. This article has been a game-changer for me! I first read this when you first published it, and I’ve come back to it OVER AND OVER. Do the pros outweigh the cons because I’ve been told there’s drama and politics every where you go? Hi! Teaching is a ridiculously hard job, some say almost impossible – like climbing Mount Everest (if you’ll allow for one last metaphor). It took such a burden off of me. How to Pronounce Marigold? Much gratitude! Love this! Aside from being recognized as a symbol of joy, they are perfect when given as gifts at religious ceremonies or memorials for those who have passed away. It’s a challenging part of life, learning how to identify these situations, how to survive, and hopefully to make a change. Wow ! This is Holly, a Customer Experience Manager. A member of the calendula family, the marigold, is also called the herb of the sun, the pot marigold or the French marigold. In my school I try to model marigold-like qualities and create conditions that allow positive relationships to flourish. When you hear those teachers complain, it is because they are pushing for change. I have definitely found my marigolds, and have come across some walnuts when I was subbing last year. Thank you!!! A colleague kindly sent it and labelled me a marigold and this is making me think of and thank all the marigolds around me. Going to share this article! From as far back as I can remember, nursery school even, I played school (I was ALWAYS the teacher). I should have read this article years ago. As a 40 year old interacting with mostly teachers fresh out of college I already felt a little out of place. It would be nice to have a list of great teacher qualities and recognize staff for their strengths and build people up. Gonzalez uses the nature of the marigold as a metaphor. We have an extensive list of names that match the baby name Marigold in several ways. Reading this brought it to my attention and really made me value those marigolds in my life, and the increased awareness helped me start working on getting rid of those negative tendencies in my own attitude. She is perfect and is out of this world. At the risk of sounding like a walnut tree, I would like to express a concern about this article, which was presented at a school PD today. She smiles to your face, then goes around the corner and tells everyone that she doesn’t like you, and you end up hearing about it from others. The next time you come across someone you have labelled as a walnut, try offering help or making a connection. At the risk of furthering myself as a walnut tree, I will end by saying that until action is taken to bring the power of this profession back to the people on the front lines every day, interacting and making a difference in lives of students who we are helping mold into respectful, responsible citizens; the corporatization of education will eventually be our demise. I really like the point of the article and will share it with our new teachers. I could pick out my marigolds and the walnut trees. Walnut trees are abundant. Do people believe this rhetoric?? My-Time Margaret, who counts the number of minutes she got for lunch, complains about serving one more day of car-rider duty than anyone else, and knows precisely what time she’s legally required to be in the building each day (not a minute earlier). I really enjoy following you. And look for small lights in everyone else. You are doing the same thing here. Love this, Charles. Find more than one and you will positively thrive. I’m only sorry I just discovered it now! We all have our walnut moments. Comfortable asking questions, even the stupid ones? I’ve worked at many schools and generally, teachers are good people with different strengths. marigold definition: 1. a plant with bright yellow or orange flowers 2. a plant with bright yellow or orange flowers 3…. You are spot on. Starting out 25 years ago as a new teacher, I never ever dreamed that I would start turning into one. You might work on a whole team of walnut trees, spending hours with them every week. That’s such a critical piece of maintaining a healthy attitude, as a teacher and also a person. Thank you so much for this! I have coached and mentored first and second-year teachers for many years. Unfortunately, I have to admit I myself might fit one or two of those types at times. I’ve tried all four that I have. And will have little marigold seed packets or magnets to remind staff to be a marigold. I love the ‘positive phrasing’ to describe the less than positive attributes of the walnut trees. I have found that often, that is exactly what they need. Thanks for this reminder. Today, there is hardly time to get to really know these students that sit in front of us each day. It is a great visual for me as I look for my first teaching position! I have always loved this article. Love this ! Because they can be incredibly powerful. When you turn a corner, they will get quiet and then disperse. Marigolds tend to have daisy or carnation- like flower heads that either grow singularly or in clusters. Check out Jenn’s Teacher Collegiality and Teacher Soul boards on Pinterest. The flower has strong ties to the sun and is believed to have the power to resurrect. Goldie (contracted form in English) and Marygold (spelling variant in English) are other forms of the name. Teachers she likes also see her as a marigold. Developing compassion is a much healthier approach. Since no one gave me the answer, I had to go and find it myself. Many experienced gardeners follow a concept called companion planting: placing certain vegetables and plants near each other to improve growth for one or both plants. Now, there are a few Marigolds as you said. I never thought of it that way, but the end goal of any Marigold’s work is to create new Marigolds!! The bit about not knowing how to lead was a hard row to hoe for a Principal of a school on a military base – especially when half of the teachers either had experience as military or military spouses. That way they can identify them when they come across them and are well equipped to deal with them. People are not black or white (brown or gold in this case). Sometimes they would be people that I liked individually, but when put in a team of negative folks, they would change and have that effect on everyone around them. Thanks for sharing it. I was a teacher for many years and am now in administration. Good luck. Still, you’re aware of the difficulty, and though many before you have failed, you have accepted the challenge. I feel terrible about your teaching experience and being influenced by negative and mean coworkers. I think I am a walnut/Marigold, but more of a Marigold. Teachers, I know you don’t deserve to be treated like students during PD, so don’t act like them. I am headed to the garden center to purchase marigolds for some of my teacher friends. In the first group, you’ll find flowers in the Calendula family, which is a Latin name that means “little clock.” The other marigolds are less common, hailing from the Tagetes family instead. Just this week, I’ve been home sick and my same, marigold mentor, who is not on my team nor is she in the same grade as me, dropped everything to help me get my sub plans together and communicated those plans with my sub. Marigolds exist in our schools as well— encouraging, supporting and nurturing growing teachers on their way to maturity. Great! and thank God for Mentor teachers!! This is Holly, a Customer Experience Manager. I’m still a marigold but I’m fighting to be healthy and find the sun in the shade of the walnut tree! I liked it on a personal level as well. Find more than one and you will positively thrive. Our profession is currently in he midst of the most radical changes we have ever experienced. If I were still a principal, I’d probably ask all staff to read it to help the novices and as a reminder for those more experienced. You will know these two people because any time they are in a crowd, they are surrounded by people whispering (because though people deny it, they love gossip). The other marigolds are less common, hailing from the Tagetes family instead. It’s so easy to criticize teachers who are close to retirement but let’s remember what they have contributed. This only encourages devision and resentment. 2. I’m so glad you liked it! SUCH a good reminder for any teacher as we walk back into our buildings in the days and weeks ahead! Lawsuit Steve, who sees you touch a student’s forearm and says you better watch out. I never really understood the lack of sharing knowledge and resources. We have to guess what’s on the test; Pearson won’t tell us or apparently they’d have to sue us if we knew), and of course, practice for the test. The marigold was the symbol of the Virgin Mary. The fragility of life is also symbolized by these flowers. In fact, my experience is mostly just the opposite — most embrace the energy and skills that new teachers bring to their community. I get the sense that they are complaining about something that’s standing in their way of doing a really good job, not just another piece of evidence that the world sucks. WALNUT TREES ARE POISON. level, we have some of our own marigolds & walnut trees. Being around them makes you feel insecure, discouraged, overwhelmed, or embarrassed. 3. Avoid them whenever you can. And sadly, if your school is like most, walnut trees will be abundant. Badass Bobby, who overhears you talking about your students acting up in class and says, “They would never try that crap in my room.” Whenever you leave a conversation with him, you go and scream at your kids. I don’t know if a different school is an answer; sometimes it is. This is one of the BEST articles I’ve read that supports new teachers. If you plant a marigold beside most any garden vegetable, that vegetable will grow big and strong and healthy, protected and encouraged by its marigold. I have my own bruises from my own walnut trees, so my first move was to go after them. 2. Her writing interests cover everything from farming and gardening to education, health and wellness, and business. A school’s culture has a lot to do with leadership, including the leadership of the teachers. My guess is that there are others who are also hiding. Few teachers will be lucky enough to be planted close to a marigold – being assigned to one as a mentor, co-teacher, or team leader will be rare. Daniel I think your response is spot on. Maybe it’s time to put more energy into lifting up the marigolds. Let’s go to my room right now and you can use my number.” “Oh, you’re not sure what to write in your sub plans? It’s hard for me to sit idly by in the teacher’s lounge and listen to long conversations that range from everyday complaints to blatant racist or transphobic comments about students. If its ok, I will be sharing the Marigold portion of your article, as that is positive, and rather self explanatory. My own personal Twenty-Page Tina was actually a year younger than me. Braggy-Bridget, sometimes also a Gossipy-Gabby (a hybrid species that you should avoid at all costs), always brags about who she knows, what she does, and how amazing her life is. They are often fighting for teachers rights and positive change. The name Marigold means Yellow Flower and is of English origin. It’s worth the trouble. You are interested in the deeper aspects of life and invariably are attracted to mystery, the occult, and religious concepts. I am an instructional coach and I’m using it as a basis for a teacher leadership session I am leading on encouraging new teacher talent (in a year when my school is experiencing LOTS of turnover.) The first option is Walter Nutt, who starts by asking why in the world you’d want to do something like this. It’s best for new teachers to work hard that first year and observe the behaviors of the teachers around them because oftentimes the marigolds are walnut trees in disguise. I know I will need these connections for teaching to be sustainable. This article is so beautiful and perfect. You know what she calls it? I also teach preservice and appreciate your thoughts. I can't think of any other reason for such a happy-looking flower to have such a dreadful meaning. Thanks for this article. Even though they are resilient where they grow, they bloom in early summer and die at fall’s first frost. When she passed, it became even more profound. Is it not true? Either way, the common name of marigold has to do with the plant’s initial use as an offering to the Virgin Mary – the flower was given in place of gold coins. Marigold - Detailed Meaning. The flower is placed on graves during the holiday. Thank you. My philosophy is never to form a clique. The entire school will hear about it, even if you thought you sorted it out with them, and you will be the villain. But on the same hand, day after day, my greatest frustration and heart ache lies in the discouragement of the walnut trees that surround me, which are the 5 other teachers I work with. 3. The best time to plant marigolds is anytime from spring to midsummer (tall African marigolds should be planted in the spring after danger of frost has passed). Hours, i work you up that peak our colleagues can have a teacher for many years and sometimes myself. Continue to seek out marigolds but i am a walnut/Marigold, but in the English word gold ''... 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