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Susag’s Wishes for Students

Received in an email from Dottie Susag: She says she reads this to students at the beginning of each class:

My wishes for you--

That you develop the SKILLS in reading, writing, and critical thinking, as well as decision making, to meet the necessary challenges of living in the twenty-first century.

That you develop the KNOWLEDGE of yourselves, of what you love and what you donít love, and that you grow in your wisdom to know the difference.

That you KNOW how to work for peace with yourselves, your families and your world.

That you achieve a sense of PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT and the consequent development of PERSONAL PRIDE.

That you realize you are an IMPORTANT PART of a much greater world outside yourself.

That you develop COMPASSION for the rights and personal dignity of others who may differ from yourself.

That you grow in your ability to COMMUNICATE this knowledge, wisdom, peace, and pride in yourselves to your worlds BEYOND these walls.

That you learn to LOVE WORDS and TO OWN THEM for yourselves. They are the means by which all our needs and others are communicated and received.

Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 12/23 at 12:47 PM

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