From Discipline Survival Guide for the Secondary Teacher, Second Edition
"Never doubt that you make a difference in the lives of your students. In many ways teachers are the most idealistic people in our community. While other adults see a group of teens loitering on the sidewalk just wasting time, we teachers don’t seem to notice the silly clothing and too-cool hairstyles. Instead, we see the future. We see what others can’t: potential doctors, teachers, accountants, lawyers, soldiers . . . our colleagues-in-waiting. Perhaps it is this gift that makes us struggle in the face of so many obstacles to help our students become the people we know they can be."
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