Don’t Listen to “Them”

“Don’t be ruled by other people’s low expectations of you.” ~ Jose Torres

The thing I like best about this quote is that a student brought it up at the very beginning of class.  Granted, I had assigned the essay, this is from “A Letter to a Child Like Me,” but before we even discussed it, he wanted to share it because it really had an impact on him.

Yes! A Golden Moment for a teacher, when students “get it” without me having to point out the importance. It made me so happy to see the reaction a number of them had.

And it’s a great piece of advice. A useful piece of advice, and one that almost every one of us should take to heart.

‘Nuff said!


About maggiec

Educator, writer, world traveler, bibliophile, theater devotee, cat lover, mother of an actor, adopted auntie to hundreds. Spreading love (and literacy), one day at a time.
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