What a Street Light and I Have in Common
It's like the old saying, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."I can't force anyone to come to class, but I can make class engaging and meaningful. I can't make anyone graduate from high school; all I can do is present them with the knowledge and guidance to do so.
Since people have free will, they have the ability to make their own decisions. I only have the power to influence. My goal every day is to be a role model that inspires and encourages my students to be successful inside and outside of school. I aim to be a guiding light to help navigate them through obstacles in the darkness.
For now, that's all I can do, and that's what I'm going to do.