Children should feel success in school.
Soar with a successful attitude!
No More Children With an Attitude of Failure.
The teacher, parents, school, and community have to make a difference in the life of a child. So many drop out , because no one showed them their self worth. I once had a child with his head down on the table, and I remember the day he pulled it up, and he never put it down again. I said to my class, "I have some geniuses in this classroom, and they all looked at me like I had lost my mind. The one student with his head down pulled it up off the table and said, "why did you say that?" I told him that I saw him running on a field one day, and he was out running everyone. You know he never put his head down again. He went one step further in making me proud that I took the time to let him know he was worthy of being called special. He became my A student from then on.
Some of the most intelligent and talented human beings in this world had problems in school with learning. Some were even thought to be behavior problem children. Some adults like Albert Einstein and Thomas Eidson had problems in school. They were brilliant people with a lot of talent. I find it is our attitude that makes the difference in the lives of those that might think of not finishing school and dropping out. If each person in a community took some time to help a young person to have a positive attitude about themselves, then think of what they might achieve. Life could be different. They would not be the one without a high school diploma, and they would not be worrying about where their next dollar was coming from to support themselves. I ask you all to take the time to let a young person know that they are special, and you find that unique thing that makes them a human being worthy of finishing school. You will always be proud you did. I am not just talking about the teacher, but the parent and everyone in the child's world.
There are those children that we hear of that have committed school violence, because they lost the will to be that special person in life and achieve great things. I ask myself now, if that is not a huge problem that education and the community missed. A child withdrawn into an abnormal world might think there is no other way in life. I disagree with the approach that has been suggested that teacher's need to arm themselves in school. What does that teach these children. I am not suggesting that we do not secure our schools, but these children need to be identified and worked with. They need hope for a future, and all those whose lives were lost in school shootings would not have died, if someone had found the need and helped them to grow. I am not saying things would not happen, but the chances of happy students doing this is very unlikely.
Seven years ago, I wrote a book that was directed in doing two things. The greatest objective that the book, Legacy of the Skull Master brought out was to teach communities and individuals that they need to help others in the community to grow up and be successful. Teachers cannot do this alone. The second goal of that book was to make people aware of the legacy that all of us leave to the future, and animals leave their legacy as well. Most of the animals in the book had been rescued. Each one was special and touched a life. I hope all of you that read this article will take time to get a copy of the book and read it. Do not forget to share it with those that would care about the cause.