Roberta M. Crispino

The cycle of attempts and failure is a part of education

Respecting the pupil means teaching each pupil how to learn based on what she or he wants to learn. If the mission of each school is to produce ethically sound, productive, lifelong-learning members of society, then we as educators must engage, inspire, and allow them the opportunity to discover the passion that lies within themselves.

It has been said that one should not let schooling get in the way of one's education. Actually, schooling often means training; however, it also refers to experience. Experience comes from trying and failing over and over again.

In that process, one develops or gains in wisdom. Wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment. It is, above all, a process of discovery.

For me, it is imperative that I have a role model, someone who has or is exhibiting the qualities of perseverance, dedication, and the unwavering belief that possibilities and opportunities are endless.

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