Relationships are King

What makes our moms, dads, siblings, friends, family and significant others stick out in our mind?

Perhaps it’s their charming personalities and striking faces which never turn into a frown that allures us to them.

Perhaps it’s the infinite flow of love from their arms, extended towards us.heart

Perhaps it’s the compassion, understanding, and consideration that radiates from their entire being.

Come on. Let’s be real here.

I don’t think about my family every day because they’re awesome and perfect. Those special people are always at the forefront of our minds because we are so invested in our relationships with them.

We make time for what we value and what we find most important in our lives.

As a result, our parents, siblings, husbands, family, etc. receive the most thinkin’ time in our minds.

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At the end of our lives, what do you want to leave behind? What will you be remembered for?

The monetary wealth you’ve accumulated might benefit your family and the awesome house you bought might hold your collection of pet cats.

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However, I don’t want these material possessions to be the only thing I leave behind.

I want to leave behind a legacy of relationships. Success in life is measured by the quality of relationships you possess.

Educators have an incredible opportunity to build relationships with young people and truly make a difference in their lives.

Rita Pierson speaks about her mother as a teacher and pinpoints the importance of relationships in her mother’s classroom. At her mother’s funeral, her past students flooded the service. Indeed, “she left a legacy of relationships that will never disappear.”

The classroom is not a place for teachers to be king. In fact, students are not king either. Instead, a positive impact can be made if a community of students and teachers is created.

Only when this occurs will real learning take place.

What will reign supreme in my classroom?

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Relationships.

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