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Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Sep 14 2012


How do you let them go when you have only just met them and they write this on their do now:

“Probably in five years I see myself playing college football. I don’t know what college I’m going to play for. But I see myself doing positive things for my life. But in back in my mind Im a sell drugs. I don’t know why? I just think that. But Im going to not try to come to that.”

I truly wish that I could change trajectories in a day.

3 Responses

  1. Ms. Math

    The serenity prayer?
    “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”

    You can’t change that in a day, but maybe, over the year, you can change that for a few kids.

    I always struggle when I’m faced with a problem I don’t know how to solve-usually these are students or friends in front of me who just don’t know how to overcome whatever they are facing.

    • Thanks, I appreciate it. I definitely have locus of control issues. At the same time, sometimes you really only have a matter of days instead of a year or more…

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