I have a secret….
I dream big dreams!
As a child, I believed that I personally had the power to change the world.
Luckily, I had a mother who encouraged my creativity and my big dreams. I also made friends with other big dreamers. Together, we were unstoppable! What could we NOT do? We had a solution for everything!
I never really thought that it wasn’t possible…
Until I entered the “real world”… Until I became a teacher.
What happened to their creativity, their resilience, their perpetual optimism? Where was their sense of adventure? How were children being stripped of these wonderful qualities? I became angry. Frustrated. How could I help them unlearn “school”? How could I make them believe again?
I understand that my dream is big. But why shouldn’t it be?
Although my perspective has changed over the years, I will still find a way to change the world.
I will continue to tell my students that they can change the world too. I need them to believe. We all need them to believe.
It may not happen overnight… I can admit that I HAVE learned that much.
But by taking one small step at a time, we can create change.
We can help each other move forward.
Isn’t that really all anyone ever dreamed of?