" Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen." Horace Mann
It is these words that inspired me make a dream come true.
Flash forward... I'm in a new school and asked by my principal to work with a colleague to help teachers in assessing writing and also provide teachers with resources to help with their lessons in the teaching of writing. As we tackled this project, I inspired 3 teachers to apply for the summer institutes this year. After securing funds, we successfully applied.
What a surprise when we learned all 3 of us were wait listed! One of my colleagues got into the reading institute and I was still left waiting. After much persistence, I am now blessed with the opportunity to attend both the writing and reading institutes in a little less than a week. This is a dream come true. I will be surround by many who share the same passion, teaching reading and writing to make a difference even if its in the life of one child.
I will reflect on my experience and share whatever I can.