"As we have noted before, teachers have incredible power to influence the self esteem and creative developments of their students"
Gail Mc Meekin
I was pretty bright as a kid at school…. but I was pathetically shy and had no self esteem or social skills.
When I was 10, A teacher, Mr Jones…. was inspired by my drawing and writing and he encouraged me to go further.
I've never forgotten him and the gift of belief in myself he bestowed on me.
When I was 40, a 'famous' quilt teacher told me I would never become a quilter. "you have no color sense" she said.
Mr Jones, bestowed belief came to the fore…. and I challenged her statement.
One day I will sit down and have a chat to her…..
Recently, my Daughter Rachael received a note from one of her students who struggled as a 10 year old.
Her note was just like my experience…. she followed in Rachael's footsteps and became a Teacher I think…. and thanked Rachael for believing in her.
Rachael was thrilled…. I wish I could visit Mr jones, just one more time.
Thankyou Mr Jones.
It's never too late to say "Thankyou."