posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 05:53 AM
reply to post by smyleegrl
First off, I'd like to commend you on your obvious dedication to helping every child you can in what has to be one of the most frustrating professions
there is. Even so, you must realize as others have posted, that you are fighting against a long standing degradation of society as a whole. These
children are simply innocent to all that has gone on before them and is still going on around them. It's obviously no fault of theirs that they are
next generation welfare cases, not enough jobs, no money for college, and in trying to keep up with the Jones their parents turn indifferent. It's an
endless and repeating cycle.
But that is not why I chose to post here.
I wanted to let you know, that one teacher CAN make a difference in a child's life.
My father past away when I was quite young, and my mother worked long hours. No, we weren't on welfare , but money was tight. I was a latch key kid
for many years. Come home after school, make my own dinner, go to sleep. Mom came home from work just before midnight.
There was one teacher in my school, she was the librarian, who made a huge impact on my life.
I was never one for making friends in school. I suppose that set the tone for who Iam today. I would spend recess in the library. First just reading
books. Then helping with library duties. Before I knew it, I was helping with office duties, and she was asking my opinions on what books to order in.
She became quite a mentor to me. I was only 12 years old. To this day I speak highly of her, and all the books she happily read to us as her favorites
now adorn my book shelf for my children.
It's disheartening to realize you are given the task of trying to teach so many young people and you know you can't reach out to all of them. But
being a teacher..you know.. YOU KNOW, which ones need you the most to succeed. That's all you can do. Just be the teacher that somebody remembers
fondly, and you have done your job.
edit on 24-10-2012 by AccessDenied because: spelling