|March 28, 2016||Posted by Holly Marie under Life and Times in our House||
My hero. My champion. She may not be famous, but to many she is everything. The one who believed in you before you did. The one who pushed you to realize your greatness. The one who wanted you to find your joy, whether that be pre-law, a middle school teacher, or mother.
When I think of a hero I think of someone who is strong, resilient, and kind. One that knows what the right thing is to do and simply does it. NOT because someone would notice or accolades would be given- but because that’s just what you do.
A teacher’s work is never done. There will always be more papers to grade, science projects to work on, and of course labs to set-up. Science is anything BUT boring. I have been blessed with knowing many young souls that have essentially been saved. My hero took the time to get to know her students-all of them-even THOSE students. Her philosophy of education is inspiring, but even more so is watching her create a world of creativity, wonder, and excitement. Middle school learning at it’s finest.
Tomorrow she is going in early, even more so than usual, to fill up an entire baby pool full of oobleck. The set-up and clean-up are tedious AND goodness do labs just take more time. But labs are also where students get to learn first-hand and experience TRUE science. You will not find “How to Make Oobleck” on a standardized test. What you will find? The entire scientific method- physics-chemistry-and a whole lot of critical thinking. Labs focus on ALL of that.
My hero is many student’s hero. More than she cares to admit. Humble to the end.
Check out this fabulous new traveling art exhibition about Women and the Heroes of Our Time- I would LOVE to attend the opening night in San Francisco.
WOMEN: NEW PORTRAITS
Launched in London in January 2016, the UBS x Leibovitz collaboration continues to explore the changes in the roles of women today while bringing to life one of the greatest art exhibitions of the 21st century.
Exhibition cities include the following:
• San Francisco
• Hong Kong
• Mexico City
• New York
Entry is complimentary. Visit www.ubs.com/annieleibovitz to learn more.
My hero is stronger than she knows.
What I am most grateful for is that my children get to grow up knowing her.
I call her mom.
Who is your hero?
Don’t miss the chance to let them know how much they mean to you.