A Teacher’s (not so) Final Lesson

As another school year winds down, I find myself remembering those teachers who taught me far more than their subject matter—lessons about an unknown world full of challenges and possibilities, and things about myself which they saw but I couldn’t.

My college-age daughter once shared with me a handwritten letter from one of her high school teachers.  She’d held on to it, not just because the words are precious and true, but because they came from a man who remains passionate about stirring the hearts and minds of young people.

That’s something we should cherish.

I’m sharing this letter (with permission) because it offers something we need more of right now.  It’s an awesome reminder for teachers, parents, and students about the lessons that are—ultimately—most important.

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