A friend of mine once said, "You often regret words said in anger, but you'll never regret a kindness." Treating people with kindness and respect requires so little of us and means so much to them...why is it so hard for us to do?
Watching the Bill Strickland video was a real eye-opener. It's truly amazing to see how far one man with a dream can go and how much he can accomplish. The sad thing is that it's such an unusual occurrence.
A strong reminder, though, that students frequently live up (or down) to our expectations.