I just finished watching Akeelah and the Bee with my son for the 100th time. It is OUR movie. Our favorite line in the movie happens when Akeelah was asked to read a portion from the reading below written by the amazing Marianne Williamson.
Excerpts from Our Deepest Fear
by Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
It’s amazing that a post written days ago is still floating heavy around the internet. What I have found is that as educators, we are still sometimes looking for something to encourage and empower. We struggle with whether or not we are doing what needs to be done and we also struggle with trying to stay afloat in a learning environment that is constantly changing. We can add all of the technology in the world, but we cannot forget what we each bring to the table. Our hearts brought us to giving our lives to education. Technology enhances how we do it.
Say it with me…
We will fear nothing and risk everything because who we are as teachers is not defined by the tools that we use but by the heart that we put into what we do.
Love and Life – Rafranz