Do you have that difficult student who seems to fight you each time you try to reach him? Coach D was that student. He tells a powerful story of a teacher who was a reacher in his life and changed his life with a two minute conversation in sixth grade. For all of those teachers who struggle to reach students (as many of us do), this show is for you.
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Find that “one” student (or more – but at least one) like Coach D’s teacher — who needs someone to believe in them. Determine to believe in that child and encourage that child. Take steps this week to have a conversation. Sure, these things are hard but to be a remarkable teacher, we must make the effort to give grace and be “that” teacher. And remember – you never know which children you reach but do it anyway. We don’t do this job for the recognition (most of us don’t, anyway) we do it because teaching is important we believe in children and that they need us. There is someone who needs you right now. Take time to look over your roll and consider today’s motivation to do more and be more in the lives of your students.
Darrell Andrews – “Coach D” – Bio As Submitted
Darrell “Coach D” Andrews is an internationally recognized education/workforce development consultant, strategist, motivator and author.
His books, Believing The HYPE-Seven Keys To Motivating Students of Color, The Purpose Living Teen-A Teen’s Guide To Living Your Dreams and The Parent As Coach-Developing A Family Dream Team has transformed thousands of students, teachers, educators and parents worldwide. His story, 5 Garbage Bags and a Dream is one of the top stories in the national bestseller Chicken Soup For The African-American Soul.
As an expert and motivator, he has been invited to be a featured speaker at conferences such as the National PTA, The National Association of Secondary School Principals, ASCD and many state, regional and local events.
Coach D takes great pride in the fact that he and his team of associates have been invited to present motivational strategies at thousands of schools and workforce development organizations all over the USA.