A little warning. I am a little stuck on the idea of hope right now. Hope is the light at the end of the tunnel. Hope is that knowledge that things can and will get better. Hope is the life perserver holding you up as you are tossed around by the waves of life. We need hope. Hope for now. Hope for the future. And hope that the past will not weigh us down for ever. We absolutely need hope. And so do our students.
Hope lets students know that they can do what ever you expect that they can do. Hope helps students learn when all they can think about is the video games that they want to play at home. Hope is the key to unlocking their future no matter what environment they are growing up. Hope is vital to our students. As teachers, it is one of our most important jobs to be hope dispensers.
For this reason, most of us are hopeless. We are hopeless believers in our students. We are hopelessly looking to the future in which our students are succeeding. We are hopelessly dependent on what we know is true…our students CAN learn, CAN succeed, and CAN acheive. We are hopeless because we are constantly pouring hope into our students.
Teacher, keep on hoping. Keep on immersing your students in the hopes that you have for them. Keeping on being the light at the end of their tunnel. Keep on being hopelessly hopeful.
You are on the right track, friend. You are making a difference! You are rewriting the scripts for your student’s future. You are making things better! Keep going. Even when it does not look like it, you are providing what your kids need…hope.
You are awesome! Keep on teaching, teacher. Be hopelessly hopeful today. Make your students wonder what is wrong with you. 🙂
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