Children Should Feel Success in School
Children Should Soar in Life With a Successful Attitude!
No More Children Feeling Failure -All Children Need Success
The teacher, parents, school, and community have to make a difference in the life of a child. So many dropouts, 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 a student that went from failure to being an A student. His outlook on school completely changed.
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 A child withdrawn into an abnormal world might think there is no other way in life.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 talking about those that committed the violent acts. I am not saying things would not happen, but the chances of happy students doing this violent act might certainly decrease, and the incidence might become very unlikely.
Seven years ago, I wrote a book that was directed in doing two things. The greatest objective of this book was to bring out that communities and individuals that need to help others in their communities in order for children 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. Every living thing leaves its own legacy, and the legacy can be good or bad. Personally remembering the good things must come forth first in everyone's life. Many of us have owned pets or see animals in the zoo, or we sometimes find strays that walk into our lives, but they are there. Just like animal rescue is important, and we must rescue children from the attitude of failure in life. No matter what their issues are, then we need to seek to help them grown. Communities must be responsible for the children and the future of our animals. I see a stray animal sometimes, and I also see children on the street with no one to care about their welfare. Where are the parents I ask myself, but I realize they either don't have any, or the parent is a full-time worker. In our society, the parent must make a living to provide for their children. Many schools have opened up after school programs for just that cause. Time will only tell if a community cares or not about their citizens. I wrote this article several years back in time, and I have decided to edit it and look toward the current time. Has education or success of children changed in importance?
This is 2017 and so few realize the message that I tried to bring out, and whether the book was actually read or not is not as important as students feeling hope, secure, and success in their own way. Every child born is different, and some are similar, but on the whole, we must look to each special gift that is within them. Instead of hope for each child, then I am finding the teardown of our education systems, and I am seeing no vision of good education abounding by the numbers. I seriously see the stress on education, and the lack of interest and funding for it just appalling. They need so much from each community, and in the end, I want you as a citizen to ask yourself; why the dropouts? Why did we not take them into success, and not violence? Why were they not given our time and effort to do this? As a former teacher, I will not give up on my destiny to bring change to the minds of each and every community everywhere. Children are the future, and education cannot be overlooked.