I will challenge anyone to a mental math showdown! Seriously, I will. I’m sure my friends that were in Mrs. Gorman’s class at Boynton Montessori can too. We had no idea at the time why our teacher was keeping us inside during recess to do mental math. That information is still crucial today. The numbers don’t lie!
Amazing teachers truly touch your heart. I experienced scholarship at an early age, and it’s only because of the teachers that surrounded us with love. I can remember in the final 48 hours with my father, I was sitting outside of his room because I had a serious breakdown. I looked up and saw a familiar face coming down the hallway. It was my pre-school/kindergarten teacher. Her mom was in the room across the hall. I hadn’t seen her in over fifteen years, and in one of my lowest moments I saw her. God knows He will send you peace during the storm. My elementary teachers were simply the BEST!
Oh but Mrs. Powell, she…changed…my…life! She was such a rare jewel in high school. Mrs. Powell taught outside of the box, and made me fall in love with history all over again. U.S. History in the 10th grade was not solely about history. She taught the girls how to be ladies, and the guys learned how to be men. I can never repay her for helping me fall back in love with history. I knew then that history was not confined to a box!
Now, you know scholarship is not only for the school house, but you can begin implementing these practices from home? Build a relationship with your child’s teacher(s), and embrace teachable moments. You are your child’s first teacher!
God has truly placed some amazing educational role models in my path. Some of them were teachers, professors, administrators, staff members and classmates. I am a better person because they cared! I’m #SteeleThankful for those that modeled leadership and scholarship!
What are you #SteeleThankful for?