Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I made the news! (Indirectly)

I'm famous!  OK, so I didn't get specifically named, but I certainly made the news.

Watch the whole clip, but watch more intently at around the 2:00 mark.  A nice young gentleman named Marcos was interviewed outside my school and he happened to mention a certain photography teacher that he won't have next year.  (He is talking about me).  Perhaps the interview was why he was late to class. 

Just kidding Marcos, and thanks for the shout out.  There are thousands of students across the district, state, and nation just like you who were looking forward to having a teacher next year that won't be there.  On the flip side, please never give up your dreams of being what you want to be because of who it is instructing you.  It will be the job of all students next year to perhaps be a little more independent and perhaps help their new teacher out a little more than before to keep things running smoothly.

To my students: I want all of my students to continue on with their dreams.  I have put too much time and effort into growing young artists for you to give up because of this situation. I think instead that it highlights the need for how hard you have to work to compete with everyone else out there because you never know what the future holds.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cousin Tom,

    I'm sorry this is happening. Great props from student Marcos. Good luck Marcos and Cousin Tom! I'll be following the blog for the latest and forward to my teacher friends in the states of Florida and Hawaii.

    Cousin Roz