Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Journal 9 By Gabbie Schilling
Watching this video made me think about how lucky those kids were to have such an amazing role model. I wish I could have had the opportunity to experience the care and dedication that Mr. Rafe had to making his students better. I believe that it is most important to show kids a good role model at a younger age, so that they will be able to learn and adapt to those good behaviors. When I was in elementary school we only went on a few school field trips a year, mostly local educational experiences. I loved all of the teachers I had, they were a good influence on me. Although none of them could compare to Mr. Rafe, he put every once of his heart and soul into the kids he taught. He didn't only teach them about math and english, but about important life skills as he states "There are no shortcuts". This is an important lesson not only for kids but for everyone. People in our society are becoming more and more dependent on other people. A personal goal of mine would be to earn my degree in psychology, and help people who suffer from PTSD as well as other mental disorders.