I had almost finished my blog tonight when I overheard some people talking at a swim meet. As a result, I decided I HAD to change my post!
I guess the man speaking used to teach school. Years ago. He claimed that students USED to be respectful, and USED to care, and USED to behave. BUT not anymore. I was shocked to learn that all students nowadays are rude, and disrespectful, and unkind. They have no self control or limits. They are horrid...
I sure wish someone would have told me before I let my students raise over $500 this winter to send to children in Africa who lack clean water... And before they volunteered to raise more funds to combat human trafficking... And before they spent countless hours after school researching and working on projects.
My students are extremely kind...and thoughtful...and helpful. They care about much more in this world than themselves. They want to learn and to make a difference with their lives. They care. They have self control and compassion. I wouldn't trade 'em for anything!