"The future of the world is in MY classroom today." - Ivan Welton Fitzwater
Our job is hard, not just a little hard but seriously the hardest job on earth; or so I think! When you think about all the students who have walked through your classroom the numbers are shocking. We have the ability to create our own destiny. The way we treat our students, the unconditional love we show them is how they will grow up treating each other. The respectful tone that we use when speaking to them is the same way they will speak to each other. The forgiveness and acceptance that we demonstrate in our classroom through not only our words, but our actions is how they will learn how to respect themselves and others.
Educators are the only people who lose sleep over other people's children.
Every time you are faced with a child who challenges you remember that you have the power to mold him/her. You can show that student unconditional love and at the same teach them. We have the hardest job but it is also the most rewarding. Let us not forget the students who make our job the joy that it is. Let us not forget the true reason we chose this profession. There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They can be stumbling blocks or stepping stones, it all depends on how we use them.