I have been reading other blogs tonight and seeing the pattern of choosing "one word" to really focus on this year. This couldn't have come at a better time as I wrestle with getting my big Global Project ready to launch. My "word" has everything to do with my students, the teachers near and far that I connect with each day and my own children. My "word" this year is to empower.
I have been encouraging my students to create positive change not only in our local community, but on a global scale too. Before the break, I began showing my students a documentary titled Living On One. It is about four college students that flew to Guatemala to see what it would be like to live on just one dollar a day, for 56 days. There are six 5-10 minute episodes on the most pressing issues Guatemalan people face everyday. My students were enthralled with these videos and asked me every morning if we were going to watch another episode.
|Emily with my class.|
I am so proud of my students for wanting to create change. We have decided as
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I am going back to school tomorrow with an arm full of mentor texts to share with my students about empowerment and changing the world, one person at a time.
I can't wait to continue this journey and to invite you to also encourage passion and possibility in your students. Stay tuned for a Global Project that will empower your students to create, innovate and problem solve in the service of a better future.