To wake up each day eager to start your workday is a gift and a blessing.
While others may see my job as a chore or even a routine, I see it as an opportunity to educate and inspire. Whether it is delving into the relationship between potential and kinetic energy, or learning how to run a high screen pick and roll, teaching and seeing students progress always brings a smile to my face.
Throughout the years, I have been honoured to receive many gifts from students and their parents. From tacky coffee mugs to generic dollar store thank you cards with sincere heart-felt written messages, all gifts have been received with gratitude.
And once in a while, nestled at the foot of your aged wooden desk, you receive an unexpected surprise from the least likely of students.
Take for example this pair of Nike KD 11s, given to me by my student A. and her family.
Never once did A. show an interest in sneakers. If my memory serves correct, I believe she wore a pair of nondescript Sketchers for the majority of the year.
Thank you to A. and family for the gift of kicks.