A couple weeks ago, my wife and I decided to rent a movie. We don’t really watch too many movies, but on that particular weekend, I suggested it due to the fact that neither of us had to work on Monday (MLK day). We had a three day weekend, why not relax a little?
Growing up and still today, I am intrigued by the civil war era. I have books upon books on the civil war and 5 or 6 on Abraham Lincoln alone. Because of my love of this time period, Abraham Lincoln has always been my favorite President. There is something amazing about a guy who never gave up on his bid for public office, despite so much failure early in his career. There is something amazing about a President whose plan was to still unify the country after the war had ended. Most people wanted him to punish the south.
Earlier this week, I was listening to one of my podcasts and an article was discussed. This article followed a young intern in New York City around. The young woman makes $25 an hour, receives a $1,100 allowance from her parents/grandfather and her parents pay her rent.
As a parent of a 19-month old, I work with teaching my daughter each day to control her emotions. Everyone, as a child, experienced a struggle to control their emotions. My daughter, for example, has thrown herself on the floor to cry, because she is mad that we won't let her do something. This is part of growing up, kids want to do something and as a parent you can't let them do it for safety reasons. Now, the struggle comes with trying to teach our daughter how to control those emotions.
For me, respect is a tough topic to write about and define. I believe this stems from being an educator. As educators, we always talk about the importance of teaching our students respect. In professional developments, this is met with a question, "What does respect look like? What does respect really mean?" The leader of this type of professional development is trying to make us see that not everybody knows the meaning of respect. Therefore, there is a broad understanding in the educational field that respect needs to be taught and modeled to our students.