I think that teachers, parents and kids all get "clean slates." We all get a million chances to eat wild strawberries. We all get to start over a million times if we choose.
I choose to create an environment where 1 million kids, parents and teachers succeed with reading, math and study-skills. From there everyone has much better chances of continuing their educations, a fact for everyone these days – from rock climbers to 3D artists. Bob said it this way, "Those not busy being born are busy dying." I think he was correct.
While it's true we get clean slates, there's no implication that we're somehow beyond sorrow and loss. What we're beyond is "damnation." We are forgiven. From now on, we can "clean slate" our kids and start over. We can ask, "What can I do to really support this kid? Right now."
From your friend in the trenches,
Rory Donaldson, Chief Brain, Success with reading, math and study-skills teacher, Brainsarefun. To save academic lives Brainsarefun's Fearless Friday Blog is published fearlessly every Friday, © 2012 – 2014 by Rory Donaldson, email@example.com, 860-304-3178. Let me know how I can help.