|From The Old School Athletics Inspirational Art Collection|
This inspirational print was written by the teacher, for the teacher, and represents a "life statement". It bridges the gap between every generation of teacher that has ever taught, simply because they love to teach. Nothing more, and nothing less!
Keep your motivational poster in pristine condition by having it custom framed with a high quality Nielsen black aluminum frame, or the executive black leather finish hardwood frame (see The Athlete Inside the Mirror for image of executive black leather finish hardwood frame). It is heat pressed to a foam board so it will last a lifetime. It is then finished with a clear and durable acrylic glass. Comes with hanging hardware. Looks great in your home or office. Shipped, protected, in a sturdy mirror box.
Quote Appearing on print:
"In the classroom on the first day of a new school year, I am eager to meet my students. I have rehearsed my greeting and first dayís remarks, but no matter how many years Iíve prepared for this procedure, itís always new. My heart pumps a bit harder, faster; I feel adrenaline like an athlete, or like an actor, or maybe like a novice public speaker. Itís a marvelous feeling, this first day, because I know that something special is going to happen, and I know it because Iíve experienced it before and I know that I will experience it every time I meet a new class throughout my venerable career. And then theyíre seated before me and I smile at this special feeling. This is an assembly of students, yes. But thereís so much more, because each of these young persons is more than just a student entrusted to me. Each of these students has a story to tell, a lifetime, however brief, of experiences, a history in volumes whose richness and depth I can barely begin to fathom. And so as I absorb the first glimpse of these young charges, I must appreciate the extent of my responsibility, of the privilege Iíve accepted in presenting these young souls my special knowledge. In offering them my talent and passion, I am adding an enormous array of new bright stars to the vast firmament of their minds, stars that will never have time to fade in their lifetimes. I will be part of their story. And I know that each of them will always be part of mine. And thatís a good feeling, a feeling that is perpetually renewed, revisited, and rewritten in A Teacherís Creed."