“Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.”
Years ago, I came across this powerful and life changing video, and since then, I haven’t stopped sharing it. It’s the message Rita tells the world what takes me back to her video every now and then. I must confess that I sometimes need to go back to it and remind myself that, even in the most difficult days, you have to believe in yourself and your students.
I’ve learnt from experience that we all need someone to save us at some point in our lives. In fact, I feel I am saved by my students with every hug, every smile, every achievement. If you are a teacher you know that teaching is harder than you thought it would be before you started, but still, when you get feedback from your students, you get that extra energy you need to finish the week or sometimes even the day.