I have been a very happy educator for the past 23 years….There is nothing better than to see a student overcome an obstacle and see themselves as confident and successful.
As Mickey Rooney says, “You always pass failure on the way to success.”
My job is to be sure I give my students enough skills to use when fighting for success. There will be plenty of roadblocks in their lives. The secret is to be able to jump over the obstacles and keep yourself in a forward motion.
As Sir Winston Churchill reminds us, “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
So now I HAVE come upon a personal roadblock. I have noticed that one skill is missing from their curriculum….learning how to touch-type. Now you may think this is a minor skill when you think of all the subjects they need to concentrate on in school. BUT we have placed computers in front of students without giving them the skills to use them efficiently. You don’t put a book in front of a child without teaching them to read!!!
So my plea is to reinstate a typing program into their curriculum. If not in school then at home. You can’t imagine what great success comes to students when they put down the pencil (roadblock) and learn to type. It unleashes their creativity and allows them to love writing again.
Lets work together in turning this student