Thoughts from IA Mullin for March 2017
At the beginning of March, I had the privilege to be a presenter at the Eaton Middle School Career Day. I talked to three groups of students about how to start down the path to become an author. I told them to learn about themselves and the world around them. The keynote speaker for the day also talked about paying attention to the world around them as they go through school. The whole day made me stop and think about my own school years. I had been a student in that very building, most of the teachers I knew have since retired, but I could see the same types of interactions between the students and teachers that I had seen as a student. Some students prefer to stay to the sides, wanting to be anywhere but school, while many students work hard to do what their teachers ask of them. It was therefore inevitable for me to recognize yet again the important role that teachers play in the lives of all their students. Every student is affected by the personality and charisma of that individual standing at the front of the room. Some teachers lose sight of that connection, and some make better connections with the students than with their parents, but every teacher will have an impact.