I just love the inspiration and beginnings each new school year brings! Our school is adopting a program called No Excuses U...turnaround schools. This program is about teaching ALL kids to be ready for college if they choose to go! This is really important when you work in a title 1 school, as so many kids would never imagine this could be a part of their future. Today, at our training we were talking about how we make excuses for kids from underpriveledged circumstances, under the misconception that we are being compassionate. Make no mistakes, we are compassionate, but with "making excuses" we lower our expectations of these children. We cannot do that! We must believe in them and help them overcome obstacles so that they can realize their dreams! Many of which they have dared not dream yet! We must believe in them, so that they will someday...believe in themselves! We must push and teach and do what some think is the IMPOSSIBLE, though it is not. Below are links to No Excuses U and the video we watched today that brought me to tears...if these two young men can overcome their impossible odds, and help each other...who are we to say that anyone cannot??
Teaching is my passion, it is like breathing for me...I can't imagine my life without it. God made me to teach, I feel very lucky to have been able to discover my reason for being here early on! Aside from teaching, I am a mommy to one spectacular little girl, wife to my wonderful husband, and am blessed with family and friends who support me and keep me balanced. I love the outdoors, especially the beach, and try everyday to remember that I AM SECOND!