I was never encouraged in my upbringing to be a risk taker. In fact, it was always the opposite. My father always warned me not to challenge the status quo, not to go outside the box, not to take a jump. Save your money; don’t spent it. Stay at home; don’t travel. You don’t need any of that, he’d say. I was taught that risk taking was dangerous and unnecessary. That way of thinking never resonated with me though. Although it’s scary at times, I know that taking daring action is what will make me grow as a person, an educator, a human being.

Author of 🦋Life is a Classroom, A teacher's journey. District Resource Specialist, & Teacher Educator who ❤s learning and advocating for students & teachers.

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