I teach 8th grade. My students range in age from 13-15. In the fall, they move on to the high school. They are on the edge of everything.
Middle school is a challenge...for students, for parents, for teachers. They are diverse physically, emotionally, socially, academically, culturally, socioeconomically and every other way you can be diverse from one another.
Yet one thing that brings them all together is their hopes and dreams. They all have them. And they want you to ask them about them.
They might not want to tell you, but deep down, they want you to ask.
I have an anchor chart in my classroom that gives my kids an opportunity to anonymously post their hopes and dreams.
As the year comes a close, the chart has been busy. ♥
Yup...the bottom one says, "Be a Superhero"...love it!
THIS is why I teach.
I LOVE their hopes and dreams. I love that they share them with me, with their peers, with the world.
I hope that I inspire them to hope and dream.
I hope that I prepare them with the skills and the confidence they need to pursue their hopes and dreams
If you are blessed with kids in your life...ask them.
Your heart, like mine, will be full. ♥
What are your hopes and dreams?