Be a Champion = Be Brave

 

I’m new to #kinderchat and #kinderblog13 – but the last two topics have resonated with me – “dream” and “fear”.

When I think about what I want to accomplish professionally, my dreams, they all somehow tie into being an amazing teacher.  A champion for my students.  Brave enough to counteract despicable policy changes that threaten to tarnish what I work so hard to protect.  I dream of writing children’s books.  I dream of seeing my former students grow into being the best they can be.  I dream of sitting in my rocking chair, in my classroom, with kindergarteners, well past retirement age.  This is a dream I have had since I was very young- playing school with my stuffed animals.

My fear ties in to my dream.  I fear my dreams won’t come to fruition.  I fear that I will fall short of being a champion – that there may be students I just can’t reach.  That I will fall short of the bravery needed to stand up for my students 200% of the time.  That I will fall short of making it way past retirement, because I let policy scare me away.

Luckily – I don’t give much credit to my fears.  I am an optimist – to a fault some would say.  Notorious for wearing rose colored glasses even after they have been shattered to smithereens.  My love for my job and for my students is a driving force not to be reckoned with.

I will continue to dream – despite my fears.

I will continue to be brave – despite my fears.

I will be a champion.

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4 responses to “Be a Champion = Be Brave

  1. Frannie:
    I am proud to have known you “way back when.” Congratulations on the impressive and courageous educator you have become.

  2. Wow… this really hit me: That I will fall short of making it way past retirement, because I let policy scare me away.

    That is SO one of the reasons I have started to figure out when I can retire! It is hard not to grow weary.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I find them invigorating!

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