Thursday, April 2, 2009

Setting a good example

I am often challenged with setting a good example in front of my students. Even if you think they aren't watching, they are. When I think they are all just off in la-la land, they see and hear what I say and do. It kind of amazes me!
This means that I have a huge responsibility to be a good example for them. They need someone who can relate to them and also be a role model. Someone who can communicate and act like a professional. I try to do this every day, and can only hope I am doing my job of that. This job often seems to be even more important than teaching content. Only when both of those things are happening can you have a successful classroom.

I saw this article and am pretty amazed with this seemingly humble man who also happens to be in charge of the Kansas City Royals. This story is a really cool one--click the link to read. It's kind of a lenghty article, but a great read about someone who is in a position where he could be a role model of how to greedily live it up with the money he has or someone who can continue to stick to what they believe in and be a good example for so many people.

**(If you haven't figured out yet, the link is in the words "this article". I normally put my links within the sentence, normally on the word "this". With my color scheme on here, it's kind of difficult to tell. Wave your cursor over "this article" and it will turn purple! Click there:)