Dkzody put out a challenge a while back for educators.
This challenge? Find, make or pull a picture which represents what you most want your students to take from your class. Share this picture and a brief explanation, then pass on the responsibility to five other bloggers.
I’ve been thinking about it for a long time now. What on earth do I want my students to take from my class? With the help of Sharkey, I came up with this:
Their lives are just beginning. I want them to have a sense of hope for the future. I want them to know that I see the amazing person that they are. Other people will see it, if they just let them. They have the potential to bloom and grow into whatever they want to be. And if their shoot gets stepped on or cut off, they still have a root system that will replenish them and continue to flourish even with setbacks.
I know that this has nothing to do with my subject matter. But part of me writing this blog is to share that teaching is so much more than teaching your subject. We all get into this profession because we want to make a difference. In many cases, we do. We may not know it at the time, or ever, for that matter. But I will still hold onto the hope that I have somehow had a positive impact on those students that I’ve been lucky enough to call mine.