I sat and thought about that statement. I thought about what an amazing educator Susan Jordan must have been. I thought about the educators I’ve had. I hope they know how special they were to me and what an impact they made on my life.
Last week was also the 30th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger disaster. On January 28, 1986, seven people lost their lives 73 seconds into the mission. Christa McAuliffe was a teacher on that mission.
During this last semester think about what impact you are having on your students’ lives. What will they take away from being in your class? What do you think they’ll remember most about you as a person? Try to take a moment to give a little extra encouragement to a child who may be struggling. You never know, those conversations you have with students when they are in your class may be something they hold onto and may be something that motivates them in their future endeavors.