Courage In School
Overcoming fear by saying and doing what is right
To practice Courage I will:
- know the truth
- get help when I am afraid
- support others when they are right
- be willing to stand alone
- help those who are bullied or abused
‘Courage Teaches Here’
– Bill Croskey
Courage works at my school. So does Cowardice, but that person is not who I want to write about. Courage is a great teacher, who tries new ideas when the old ones don’t seem to be working. Courage is afraid of change; but Courage knows that change is part of life. So, while Courage may not embrace change, Courage bravely takes it on as something to try to make the best of.
The other day, Courage had parent-teacher conferences. One parent was angry and aggressive because Courage had been working to teach the parent’s son to be more responsible in completing his schoolwork. The parent began the conference with accusations about Courage being too lenient and not having high standards. Courage did not give in or give up. Courage just kept listening and then helped the parent to see the half-truths the child was telling and the way he was misrepresenting what Courage was saying and doing in class. The parent left the conference with a new respect for Courage.