Sunday, May 23, 2010

Endless Possibilities

Thank to my PLN and the fantastic Silvia Tolisano, whom I have been following on Twitter for quiet some time now I came across an amazing collection of quotations from Flickr and I was immediately caught by this one. I could not help connecting it to one of my favorite songs sung by Barbra Streisand - "Children will listen". As teachers/Educators we must be fully aware of the power we have in our hands and the astounding power of the words: good and bad. Coincidentally, before going to twitter and the whole idea of this blog post come to my mind, I had just finished reading VEJA and the horrid details about this psychopath who beastly tormented a two-year-old girl she was supposed to take care of and become her adoptive mother.
Sad days, crazy days the ones we have been living. Yet, we know we should always be optimists and actually do something so we can live in a better world.
It is no easy task but, again, we know we have been given some special power and we MUST do our best to guide these children so they may, in the future, look behind and say "Mr.Mrs
whoever did make a difference in my life and I'm glad I have followed the right road ".
How about you? What have you been doing with your students? Have you been open enough and resourceful enough to make a difference in their lives? I really hope so.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Gil and thank you for this post.
First of all,thank you for pointing out the horrible things that people do to children - I consider actions against children the worst kinds of crimes. It breaks my heart even to see a child cry after falling down. How can people possibly hurt them, physically or mentally?
I will never forget a conversation I had in Greece with a (let's call her) teacher, in which she openly admitted that she was "in the profession for the holidays" and that she didn't "even like children". For me, that is equal to hurting children.
Fortunately, there are great educators out there who are in teaching because they love it - and they love children. Kids spend a lot of time with us daily - and we are not there only to give them dry knowledge and send them out the door. They are there for us to care for them, give them values and let them be children.
I have hope in my heart that there will be more educators like this in the years to come. And I am very happy at this thought!
Thank you for this post.
Kindest regards,


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