When the untapped potential of a student meets the liberating art of a teacher, a miracle unfolds. Mary Hatwood Futrell, educator, activist, and public education reformer.
For an estimated 264 million kids worldwide who should be in school and aren’t, the miracle of full potential may not have the opportunity to unfold. Teaching is one of the most critical, yet under-appreciated, professions.
On this World Teacher Day, I’m celebrating my favorite teacher, my daughter, Katie, shown with me below. She’s a “Kid Whisperer,” one of those people to whom kids gravitate and she’s an inspiring teacher. In the past, Mrs. Vincent, my third grade teacher, made a difference in my life. She was creative and instilled a love of learning—and, she chose me to play, Pansy, a bridesmaid in the class play.
Think of a teacher who made the most profound difference in your life, the one who inspired you to think, to question, to imagine. If possible, send them a note or give them a call to say thank you .
Affirmation: I appreciate those who have taught me through the years.
Coaching questions: Are you being called to help educate children? If you are, call today and volunteer at your local school or become a teacher. It is a rewarding experience you won’t regret. Do you know an teacher? Thank them today.