One of my favorite quotes came from a book later made into the family-friendly film, “The Princess Bride.” The Grandfather (played by legendary screen actor Peter Falk) tells his Grandson (a young Fred Savage), “When I was your age, television was called books.” This gives us a window into how much technology has changed our lives since the days of our grandparents.
As we grow older, the amount of information we can learn on our own diminishes, and we must rely increasingly on formal education in order to develop the skills and knowledge we need to be successful in today’s world. Education is the key to success, and pursuing education is the best way to achieve one’s goals in life.
After my son’s prize giving a few weeks ago, I’m still dwelling on the topic of how schools reward excellence in their students and today I’m extending it to Universities. Do the learners / pupils / students who do not excel academically get public recognition for their efforts and merits?
My response to the second thank you was to sit at my computer and cry. It’s been a decade since last I taught, but it was apparent that I had left an impression on this young man. When you leave teaching, it’s difficult to see the impact you have on students’ lives once they leave your school.
Last week I was accepted to volunteer to teach English to elementary and high school children in the foothills of the Himalayas in Annapurna, Nepal. I’ll be working with a non-profit organization committed to raising the educational standards of school age children in this part of the world: “Trek To Teach.” But, I can’t handle this teaching venture on my own, I need your help.
It is my hope that our teachers will support us too in our fight. We are often the forgotten souls of a school. It is my hope that we will all find a common ground that makes us proud to work in our schools and proud to work together.
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The bully of grade four had requested my friendship, something he hadn’t made any effort to do in public school. I couldn’t decipher from our initial encounter if he really did know who I was. He mentioned our teacher and how he nearly flunked that year but wrote nothing that led me to understand that he understood our relationship in those harried days of my nervousness.
If my father were alive to today and read this account of my “education” under the care of the Christian Brothers, he would most likely say, “Good discipline in those days if you ask me. Anyway, you survived, didn’t you?”
Walking across a windswept parking on a bone-chilling, dark February night I had time to reflect on a movie and a former professor of mine who had been involved in recovering art stolen by the Nazis.