Today, our society makes a lot of noise about education. Are our students college and career ready? Does technology enhance learning enough? Do we use too much technology? How can we hold teachers more accountable? Do we need to promote more creativity? In the midst of all the discussion, I hope during this Teacher Appreciation Week, you put all of that aside and remember your impact.
Teachers… Molders of Dreams
read to Guy Doud by Ronald Reagan
Author: Clark R. Mollenhoff
You are the molders of their dreams
The gods who build or crush
Their young beliefs of right or wrong. You are the spark that sets aflame
The poet’s hand or lights the flame
Of some great singer’s song.
You are the god of the young, the very young You are the guardian of a million dreams Your every smile or frown
Can heal or pierce the heart
You are a hundred lives, a thousand lives. Yours the pride of loving them
And the sorrow too.
Your patient work, your touch
Make you the gods of hope
Who fill their souls with dreams
To make those dreams come true.
To make the journey of life as a teacher, and to do it with all of you, is such a joy.