Reboot Camp 13, a series of days in which a group of teachers are going through a challenge to "reboot" or "recharge" themselves in preparation for the next school year. These challenges range from redeveloping passion in our curriculum areas, to reflection, to conquering a fear. The goal that stuck out at me, "Plant A Seed", hit me on a multiple of levels. First off it matched my blog theme...if I can work towards having a mustard seed of faith to move mountains in my personal life, how can I not apply this to my career. I need to plant a small seed of faith in the minds of my students that they can achieve greatness.
Secondly, when I want to plant of the word "Believe" into those who I come in contact with and that begins with me and my attitude. Each day, I must show teachers and students that I believe they can work through problems, encourage them to be life-long learners, and help them through their learning.
Lastly, "Plant a seed of faith" goes along with our family word "Believe"...encouraging my family to believe in themselves to meet challenges/goals they set or to conque their fears. My husband and I must also believe in our parenting -- even though most days I am not my kids' "best friend" anymore -- that we are nurturing and developing children who love the Lord, will be life-long learners, and productive citizens.
I think the conductor in Polar Express stated it very well, "Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world, are the things we can't see." We can't "see" faith, but we can all believe that we are put here to do God's work and plant the seed of faith in those around us.
I want to leave you with the a video from Nike, "Finding Your Greatness"...this video is the essence of believing in ourselves.