While you might come across a teacher who seems mean, chances are, that person really cares about you and your education. There might be a very few teachers who are tired of teaching or have personal problems they are dealing with and appear to act mean, but remember they are people like you. They cry. They laugh. They love their families. They pay bills. They get stuck in traffic. They worry about you and the future. But, they really do care. They wouldn't work for as little as they do if they didn't. Be kind to teachers, especially the ones who seem mean. They need all the kindness they can get.
Here is an example of a teacher going the extra mile. Literally.
Carl Schneider, a special education teacher at Whitney Achievement School, in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of six teachers who volunteer to walk students home from the school each day, according to WREG.
Nearly two hundred students take part in the walking program.
“We saw a need and it makes sense. We want to make sure the kids get home safely,” said Chris Hill, a spokesperson for the school district.
Hill said Schneider volunteers for the program because it allows him to bond with the students outside the classroom.
Today's stereotype is Police Officers. Sadly, there are a lot of stories on the news that show Police Officers bullying citizens. A few of them do. But, the truth is that most Police Officers are good people who are there to serve others. There are many good stories out there that don't get shared about these civil servants doing great things, often on their own time with their own money. They care about the people they serve.
Here are some great videos of good and kind Police Officers doing random acts of kindness:
Sometimes we meet people who are really, really, really, very, very smart. They know a lot about many things or maybe they know more about one particular thing. We might think they are boring because they don't say much, or when they do, they talk about the things they know. We may think they have a one-track mind or that they are boring. This is not always so.
Here's the thing. Sometimes people, though they are really well-educated or brilliant with knowledge, they might not be comfortable around other people. They feel even more awkward around other people than other people do around them.
How to deal with really, really, really, very, very smart people:
This is a video of one of the most brilliant minds in the world. Look at that smile! Listen to that laugh! Albert Einstein said some very funny things and loved a good joke. He was also three years old before he ever spoke a word.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am an old hippie with the belief that most people are good and that the good don't get nearly as much attention as the few that are not so good. I don't believe in labels. I think everyone should be loved for the goodness that is in them, though sometimes it may be hard to find.