WELCOME TO I BELIEVE IN YOU!
Like the balloons on this page, it has taken me a couple of years to float back into a new and much different routine after leaving thirty + years as a teacher and a school principal in three states. As a teacher and a school principal my days were long and scheduled.
No mistake, I am loving the opportunities that lay in my path in the autumn of my life and feel blessed. Yet, a compelling urge to shout to the clouds the gems that I learned from the experiences that came my way about what it takes to grow a great kid has become very powerful. The lives of kids depend upon it. Every adult should be aware of what it takes to grow a great kid because it is not always intuitive. The proverbial instructions do not come attached to the umbilical cord.
During my career, I worked in schools that served students and families from communities that were in grave economic need. I also taught and lead schools that were in affluent neighborhoods . . . and many in between. Throughout those years, one theme has always hung true and strong: HIGH EXPECTATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE. When we know and show our children that they can be successful, without exception, the results are remarkable. In my new blog that will appear twice weekly, you will discover ideas, suggestions and action steps that adults can take to make a difference in the lives of young people. You can have a powerful impact on the future by starting with our most precious resource, our children.
I hope you will be a regular visitor and perhaps share your stories if you are so inclined. Together, we can build a better world – even if it is just one kid – your kid, your student, a relative, a neighbor – at a time.
“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” ~ anonymous ~