I love Dr. Seuss day in the elementary schools. There’s so much spirit, color and enthusiasm for reading, and there’s this sparkle in the young students’ eyes. The teachers go out of their way to make it a special day by, inviting in community members, guests, etc. all to celebrate the creativity and amazingness of Dr. Seuss.
I’ve always loved reading the Lorax. It’s a great book and a wonderful movie. I think the story connects so much to science and conservation, as well as the themes of greed and money, and so much more. I could just go on and on.
However, It’s the last page of the book that impacts me the most. Unless. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, it’s not going to get better. It’s not.
I take a break here and talk with the students about this line and what it means.
We shouldn’t wait for someone else to come and be the hero. Don’t wait for somebody else to make a difference, it’s you. It’s us. We have all been given gifts and talents to brighten the lives of other people. It’s just that some people never choose to use them.
Unless we make a choice … unless we want to.
I decided to use this line as the conclusion in my latest book HATS: Heartfelt Acts for Teachers, Students, and Staff.
“Thank you for caring. Thank you for making a difference. Thank you for being the one that cares a whole lot, because you are making a difference! We need you now more than ever in education, so let’s continue to be the best we can be in all that we do. Especially in the areas of making schools. Amazing places for kids and staff.”
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Quote: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss