something someone told you about yourself that you’ll never forget (good or bad).
i was busy moving to my next class in my year 8/grade 7 year, crossing through one of our school courtyards and heard my named called behind me, i turn and a teacher stops to point something out that she thought I should know. she spoke these words over me…
“clare, i don’t know why you were put in the alpha class. you don’t deserve to be there. i am shocked you were put there.”
or something of that nature. i don’t remember the statement word.for.word but what i do remember the effect it had on me.
the words echoed at different times. i chose to use those words as fuel that i was deserved of that placing in a top-streamed class. it helped me to do my best and the leave the rest. As teacher myself, i chose to do the exact opposite of what that teacher did to me, to speak words of encouragement to my students, my colleagues, my family and friends. ok, sometimes i stuff up on that but mostly i try!
please, please if you read this… choose your words carefully.