Sunday, August 31, 2008
Do You Believe In Me?
Most teachers begin school each year with some form of a motivational speech usually from the principal. Teachers in Dallas last week started in a similar fashion except their motivation came from a charismatic student, Dalton Sherman. This eight minute video is worth watching as he says, "I believe in me!" "I can do anything! Be anything! Create anything! Dream anything! Become anything! " and asks, "Do you believe in me?" "Do you believe in my classmates?" "Do you believe in your colleagues?" "Do you believe in yourself?" " Do you believe in my goals?" His message was clear and articulate. He expects every teacher to help every student reach their fullest potential and to prepare every single student for college or the workplace. He urges teachers not to give up, to trust their fellow colleagues, and to lean on each other when times get tough.