“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” (Martin Luther King Jr.)
As I begin my first year of teaching, I feel that every step I take I am “walking on new ground.” The shared excitement and energy of staff and students throughout Tomahawk School allow me to have faith that this will be an unforgettable year. Tomahawk School believes in a commitment to learning, community and citizenship. Faith in community involves a belief in the reliability and fortitude of others. I have come to see faith lived out in my daily reality of Tomahawk in the diligence and determination of my colleagues.
It is humbling to think that I can be experiencing similar feelings as a middle years student. When I think about the challenges and pressures of being a youth today I often think to myself that these “beginning steps” that students go through in school have a lasting impression in their life! I am passionate about sport and its ability to teach many life lessons for students and people of all ages. As I begin to coach volleyball this year I realize that taking the “first step” for some students is very difficult to overcome. However in less than a month students have shown me that remarkable results can happen once we take the “first step.”
I am excited with starting new beginnings because so much learning takes place. I have learned something every hour this first month of teaching. The power and knowledge that is gained from overcoming the “first steps” will help me to propel my career.