To all of the South Florida teachers who are starting the year with students today, enjoy! I found this wonderful quote that speaks to the true purpose of teaching.
“If you treat an individual as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We have an opportunity each day to make this world a better place by being role models for our students. As music teachers, we are blessed to reach more than one class a day, we can reach 150+ students a day! That is powerful. We make a difference with each smile and each listening ear we offer to our students. We make an impact by choosing our words carefully. Let us be the light that shines in our school!
About Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the multitalented and prolific German author and scientist, is best known for the play Faust, which has been adapted into operas, films, and novels. He was born in 1749 in Frankfurt. An unhappy love affair inspired his first play; his similarly themed novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, created the prototype of the romantic hero. He also invented the color wheel concept of light and made important discoveries in plant and human biology. He died in 1832.