Educating is believing.
It’s about believing, that even if youd can’t see the results, something of you touches something of them.
It’s about believing, that in each child and in each teenager that you meet there is a spark, dormant and hidden as may be, a spark that if only gets blown by the right wind, could ignite in a great flame.
It’s about believing in the ability to improve, to change, to grow.
In many ways, education is a kind of religion: there’s something out there, not always comprehensible, almost undetectable and resisting definition, that you just know – with blind faith – that is beyond all reason.
To educate is to know, that no matter how much of a role model you may be, none of your students will be like you. And this is not a byproduct – it’s the desired result.
Because what matters the most is not what you gave, but what they choose to take.
Educating is believing, that change is possible; it’s believing in the children, that they are capable of change.
If you lack the power to believe – you have no business educating.