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Teaching That Changes Lives by Marilee G. Adams

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CHAPTER 2MINDSETS MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Seek opportunities to show you care.Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them.They remember what you are.

Jim Henson (Creator of The Muppets)

On Saturday, my GPS led me to Sophie’s address at Hillview Apartments, an attractive building with large windows that let in plenty of light. It was surrounded by well-manicured lawns and beautifully tended flowerbeds.

I was buzzed in at the glass door in the vestibule and took the elevator to the third floor. As the door slid open, I found Sophie waiting for me in the hall. My heart skipped a beat. Her warm smile instantly reminded me of how seen and appreciated I had felt in her class. I had become the kind of student that had seemed impossible to me before ...

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