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.

7 comments:

Melanie Holtsman said...

This is what I was watching Friday when you said,"Who is saying that?" Isn't he an amazing kid? Love his message.

dayle timmons said...

Now THAT'S a Keynote!!

Mrs. Lauren Skipper said...

That was amazing!

Sherrie Anderson said...

I believe!!

Meli Launey said...

I made my whole family sit down and watch this. What an amazing kid. I can't even get up in front of 20 adults and talk. What a bright future this kid has already. (My dad wants to know how to contact him, he want to hire him as a sales person for his company:)

Debbie Harbour said...

WOW Suzanne, if that wasn't powerful. He is an amazing speaker. Wouldn't be surprised if we see him when he grows up. How motivating for not only Dallas teachers but all teachers! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Dalton Sherman is a natural, God-given, talented, and motivational speaker! His tone, mannerisms, and pacing are unbelievable! What a joy and an inspiration to watch. I think that he found his purpose on life. Thank you so much for sharing his speech with us!

Love,
Dorry