Never underestimate the importance of a teacher in the lives of children. Although it may feel like you’re swimming upstream against a strong headwind, your efforts have a profound and lasting impact upon the lives of your students.
This applies even to what may seem like a small part of what a teacher does: the writing assignment.
Here is a an amazing article about the profound impact felt in the lives of those students fortunate enough to receive one particular writing assignment. It shows how writing can have a powerful effect upon the way we move forward in our lives and radically alter the way we see ourselves.