What is life without passion? This is the main ingredient for having purpose in life, and being able to find passion for what we do and who we are is important. Passion provides motivation. Whether we are running banks, fixing automobiles, volunteering our time, or teaching, we all deserve to be passionate in our purpose in life. Passion is essential for teachers to be successful. Identifying one’s purpose, and being facilitators in young people’s life to promote passion is challenging. Teachers must be passionate about education! This is essential. Our teachers are required to know their content, receive training on how to implement strategies, but it is difficult to mandate and sometimes maintain passion. You can’t motivate all students without passion for what you are doing.
I would rather highlight the MathFest, a tennis tournament, or just students passionate about having their San Saba Brochures put in the paper. I enjoy seeing students passionate about hobbies, sports, making good grades, fishing, hunting, finding a lost book (or computer), helping a teacher carry a box to his/her classroom, or just being better. There is a great bunch of students in San Saba that is ready to lead. Success validates passion, and there have been many of them this year. This has been a wonderful year for the students of San Saba ISD. There are many memories that students will carry with them for a lifetime.
Our students are our future.
Let’s all work together to grow the passion in our students.
Hopefully, next week we will be able to wrap up the year with a report on assessment results. I have to commend our students that have taken any End of Course assessment as practice for the new assessment system in Texas. Tests are a part of life, but from March through this week in May, San Saba has participated in administering over 45 different assessments, TAKS or End of Course. Taking tests is a part of life, and is San Saba ISD’s job to make students passionate about being successful on each one of them. Thank you teachers and students.