This is my first post. So i will write about everything that give me passion to devoted my self in early childhood education.
The main source of my passion is my students. They truly love me, as I do them. I can leave to go to the office for 10 minutes, and when I come back they rush to me, calling out my name and coming to get a hug. It is as if I was gone for a very long time.
I am sometimes the only positive influence on them in a day. I love that I can help validate them as valuable people. I get frustrated with parents who don’t take notice of when they do good things, only the bad. But, I know that I am the one person who will always praise them and downplay their mistakes.
When life gets rough, and I feel a lack of acceptance sometimes, I just remember my students and how accepting they are of me. I have been out for a week and am anxious to get back and see my babies.
Things that gave me passion
In reference to the blog assignment, please note the following:
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
I love this book because I believe it tells of the undying, forever love between a parent and a child.
The story of Tripp Halstead, who survived a near-fatal tragic accident during Hurricane Sandy is a true inspiration to me. A tree branch fell on his head, fracturing it in several places and causing a severe closed-head injury. Though he is not at all fully recovered, I have been following his mother’s updates on Facebook for over a year. The dedication of his family and the strength of survival that he exhibits is truly inspiring.
I chose this picture drawn by my six-year-old grandson. I chose it because it represents to me how children not only receive inspiration from their daily lives, but can anticipate their future. We just bought some baby chicks, which he is fascinated with. He drew a picture of one of the chicks when it becomes a grown-up rooster. However, our chicks are all females. He wants a rooster, though, so dreamed this one up.
What gives me passion:
I was not able to “copy” additional inspiration items, but just wanted to say that stories of success with a preschool child, interaction with my students, and seeing their love and acceptance of me, even with my imperfections, give me a passion for what I do.