If you read my Saturday Sayings last week, you'll recognize this quote. (Find it here.) Reusing quotes for these Saturday posts isn't something I typically do, but in light of recent events I can't seem to get away from this one.
On a daily basis my kids will hear me say, "Listen to your heart. Would your heart tell you to ______?" Yesterday one of the mothers of my students sincerely thanked me for this. She told me that her son talks about this daily too. After the shooting incident, he said, "That man didn't listen to his heart." What a special moment that was for me to know that this mantra of mine is making sense to this little one and is becoming his mantra as well. I can picture him in 30 years repeating Miss McMorrow's words to his own children. If I can leave a legacy with my students, that's the one I want it to be.
(This hangs on the wall of my classroom.)