The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

Gavin Mccormack

The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

The only constant in education is change, and that change is you!

Believe in Your Students as they Believe in you.

Yesterday I drove out west to attend the annual Eid celebrations in the Muslim community. It was a beautiful night with beautiful people.

As I walked around a girl came over. “Sir” she said. “Is that you Mr McCormack?”

Of course I replied yes and recognised her face a little but couldn’t remember the name. “It’s Fatima.” She said. “You changed my life sir.”

I asked her how? She replied “I was the naughtiest girl in the school, mo-one believed in me but you made my school captain and now I’m going to study law at University.”

I almost cried right there and then.

“It has worked” I thought. “My plan actually worked.”

Suddenly the memories came back. She was the naughtiest kid, she had a reputation for not caring about school. But within 2 weeks of being in my class I made her school captain.

I was called into the principal’s office to be questioned over my decision, Teachers, parents all questioned my reasoning but I stuck by my decision.

I remember thinking that all she needs is someone to believe in her, someone to tell her she matters, sone kind of responsibility in the school. A reason to attend.

Within a few days she’d proved them all wrong and when she graduated I never saw her again. Until today.

Teachers are amazing. ❤️

#montessori #primaryschool #islam

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