Moving Forward

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?

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5 responses to “Moving Forward

  1. Beautiful, Beverley! And what’s great is that we can virtually rub elbows with other teachers who dream big too. Thanks for sharing. I’m with you in keeping the dream alive.

    Blessings,
    Denise

  2. Thank goodness for technology in that respect… It gives us the ability to connect and share our successes!

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