What I wanted to comment on here are the two words: Ms. Bable. My wife (kindergarten teacher) and I are both teachers and Cassidy reminded us of a very important lesson. RELATIONSHIPS is the key to any effective classroom. Ms. Bable has helped my daughter to love school, want to learn and wake up excited that she has school. My little daughter is Thankful for Ms. Bable. That says it all.
In education, we teach students content every day. We worry about test scores, district's report cards, levy's, how to reach each child and much more. We push students to "recall" more and more information. But Ms. Bable and Cassidy remind us all that building strong relationships with students is what encourages young minds to grow and desire knowledge.
I would like to take this time to publicly thank four people who encouraged me and help lead me down the path of becoming an educator. These are not the only people who have impacted me, but they deserve to be noted: Mr. Bruce Derrick (7th Grade S.S.), Mr. David Church (9th grade art), Dr. James Rowley (U of Dayton SS Methods) and Mr. Edward Bernetich (a master at building relationships and former Principal). These people have encouraged me, made me feel valued, and supported me as life moved forward. I also am Thankful for these great Teachers, just like Cassidy is about Ms. Bable. Happy Thanksgiving to all.