“It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will some day give shade to people he may never meet.”
– D. Elton Trueblood
This quote resonates with every inch of my teaching soul. Fortunately, I get to see many of my seeds grow into saplings, although it is unlikely that I will be the for their full bloom. I love inspiring my students to be the best that they can be; to help them become self-motivating and strive for excellence, if for no other reason than to show themselves that they can achieve it. Even if only a handful get the message it will have been a worthwhile endeavor.
The world is always changing and today it appears to be doing so at a more alarming rate than ever. Technology has skyrocketed and with it we are presented with new challenges. Challenges that my generation and generations to come will be forced to deal with and overcome.
It is my sincere hope as a teacher that I can help prepare future generations to push through adversity. Prepare them to be victorious in the fight against global climate change, pollution, overpopulation, social injustices and the rest of the hand that our predecessors have dealt us.
How does this quote resonate with you? Have you ever “planted a seed” knowing that you might never see the fruits of your labor?