In the spirit of the season, now more than ever, I reflect upon what I believe.
This I believe…
There is good in everyone.
Life is a marathon not a sprint, but the occasional sprint is necessary.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Don’t take no for an answer, and if you do be okay with it.
Surround yourself with people who make you better.
Share more, hug more, love more.
As a teacher who sees hundreds of students walk in and out of the doors of my school, I often wonder what they believe. I wonder how much of what we believe as teachers becomes some of what our students, that we interact with everyday, pick up on and start believing themselves. Everyday we model our behaviors and beliefs. We have the opportunity to model what our students can choose to emulate.
We too, along with our students, walk though the school doors everyday. We can decide before entering what we believe. If we believe that we can make a difference in someone’s life, we must stay true to that belief. Making a positive impact on people around us is what makes people believe they matter.
Angela Maiers @AngelaMaiers has built her career on two simple words: YOU MATTER. She uses the hashtag #YouMatter to promote positivity and the belief that by showing people that they matter something amazing can happen in and out of the classroom. Watch her TEDx talk:
Before entering into your school, pause, reflect, and remember what it is that You Believe.
My “I Believe” is not static. It evolves. It grows. It will #becomebetter everyday.
This I Believe.