- Feb 2, 2009
Thanks for the compliment. I truly do love my students. I voluntarily take kids that are struggling because I can get miraculous things from them--but it's nothing horribly innovative or earth shatteringly new-- I simply love them. Kids will try so hard for you when they know you truly care about them. They know I love them no matter what--and they bust their butts to do their best. And after awhile, they start to believe they are learners--and believing you can do it, is half the battle. I wouldn't change my job for anything on earth. My life is so much the richer for having these kids in it....and I hope I can give them even one tiny little bit of a seed that grows and grows and that makes a difference in their futures. If loving them makes it so, then they will all be successful. I love even the horribly difficult ones--it's been my experience that if I want the child to change, I first have to change how I perceive and subsequently treat that child. The change has to begin with me--then they will follow.