“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot.”
As educators, we strive to teach children the academic fundamentals needed to prepare them for college, a trade, and/or a career. Reading, mathematics, science, and social studies are content areas that are planned for instruction on a daily basis. In addition to those academic areas of focus, I believe we also need to foster the willingness and ability to show love and compassion for our fellow man/woman. It can not be assumed that children automatically know how ‘caring’ and ‘loving others’ looks and sounds. It is up to all of us to show them through our actions toward them and each other. Remember– children hear what we (adults) say, but more often follow what we (adults) do!
I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.” - George Benson
Our youth are our most valued venture. There is nothing more important that we can do as parents and educators than impact the lives of the future. I believe it is our responsibility to teach our children excellence through the modeling of that characteristic. It is not enough to tell children about working toward excellence. Modeling commitments, choices, and sacrifices speaks louder that any words we can utter. Consistently talking with children about their feelings and beliefs, planning interesting and thorough lessons, ensuring assignments are completed with high quality, and supporting family focused events are just a few examples of ways WE(educators and parents) can actively encourage Excellencein our Twin Hills students each and every day! -Mrs. Nock-Lemons