Whew! I made it! The final letter in the A to Z Challenge of 2016. As a result of this challenge, I blogged 26 days in a row. My final letter is Z for Zeal.
According to Mirriam-Webster’s dictionary, ZEAL is defined as a strong feeling of interest and enthusiasm that makes someone very eager or determined to do something.
It’s 2:21am and I have been studying and preparing to take my 3rd semester final exams tomorrow (technically today in a few hours). One more semester (next Fall) and I am done! I am doing this because of my love and zeal for my students. I am determined to be the best teacher I can for them. My expected return on investment in them is that they develop a zeal for life and persevere through any difficulties they may be experiencing.
I am 100% vested in the social-emotional wellbeing and academic growth of my students. I know the difference it can make in their future.
So, I do what I have to for my students – from the youngest to the oldest, shortest to tallest, quiet to the most talkative and fidgety ones – I LOVE THEM ALL🦁