marvels, each and every one.

Image: from Firehouse 3rd grade 57-58 Mrs Barrett by Clarkstown67 available on flickr through a creative commons license.
I came across this quote today on Angela Maiers’ blog:

“When will we teach our children in school what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are
unique. In all of the world there is no other child exactly like you.
In the millions of years that have passed there has never been another
child like you. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a
Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel.”

~ Cellist Pablo Casal~

It rips my heart out each time I hear a teacher refer to a student as a monster, as unteachable, as not wanting to learn.

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  • Thank you for continuing this very important conversation. I have heard from so many who feel as convicted as we are. If we could see the “marvel” first, teaching and learning would no doubt improve. Thanks for extending the dialogue. I love your site!

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