A letter to my future students
Idon't know you, but I think you're wonderful. I'm sure all of you have unique interests and gifts to share with the world, and I want to help you show what you have. Whatever it is, your goals and aspirations have value.
I don't know you yet, but I think you're talented, and I know you'll continue to do great things in your life. Some of you want to be doctors, some of you want to work in the law. At the same time, others hope to make a difference by becoming teachers or policemen. Of course, other than what I listed earlier, the rest of you will still accomplish many different things. But whatever it is, your goals and aspirations have value. Don't let anyone tell you.
I haven't met you, but I know you can do whatever you want. I know you have big ideas, and sometimes people tell you not to bother them, because what good is it? But I know they are wrong, no chance, no life, the world has been sad, believe that you make our future brighter.
I haven't met you yet, but I know your journey will be worth it in the end. I know it's going to be a tough road, with many nights staying up late doing homework and studying, taking care of your family all the time, worrying about how best to make them proud - and having fun, as all children should.
You don't know me yet, but I don't want you to make the same mistake. I hope you are proud of the books you like and don't be ashamed when you prefer reading and watching TV. And I don't want you to believe that just because you weren't good at learning in the first place.
You don't know me yet, but I want you to know that I'm here for you. When someone tells you that you can't learn something, or that you're too lazy or not smart enough to be the best in your class or get into your dream college, I know I'll try to help you achieve your real dream.
You have not seen me, but I will always be by your side. Even if it seems like no one else (because it sometimes looks like that!) - in those moments when it feels like you can't count on your parents, siblings or friends - just turn around and I'll be there for you.
We haven't met, but I know what you're going through. I understand the disappointment you feel when an adult discourages you, or when other children discourage you from being different. I am confident that you can be the best person you can be, but at the same time, be your own person and find out how you want to make your mark on the world.
We haven't met, you know if a teacher makes you feel like anything you do is not good enough it hurts, it's a very bad thing. But I know what it's like to have teachers who encourage you and know that you can accomplish anything to change your life, because they see your potential. This is one of the best feelings in life.
We haven't met yet, but I believe nothing can stop you from achieving your dream. I trust you.
Your future teacher