So when I look around my room and I see those faces, I know they deserve the very best of me. I know they deserve a room where there is no punishment, where there are no inane rewards in place. They deserve to live life outside of school free from pointless homework and they deserve to know their progress and their goals.
So through my change I change their school experience. I change their minds that learning is static, boring, or pointless. I change their perspective that teachers are out to get them. I change myself so that I can help them go on their path. Though we may think we cannot change the world, we can through our students. The change starts within ourselves.