What’s Tugging On My ❤️Heart?

” I am not capable of teaching anyone’s child”

“It’s been forever since I graduated, I can’t possibly remember all that content”

“I will never be a teacher, I don’t have the patience”

Words of Wisdom: You cannot run from your calling. Rid yourself of limited thinking. If you are called to do it, you will be qualified. It’s normal to have these thoughts; teaching is the key to someone’s potential. Don’t let fear stop you from leaving your print in a child’s mind and heart that needs you. Politics of education have created a barrier between really teaching and reaching our young people, especially our minorty children. Don’t let that stop you, I encourage you and challenge you to pay attention to that tug. 

Be a light in a child’s darkness…Be a vessel. Patience is learned! You will be amazing; you will create legacies and lessons you never imagined. Those students will become your kids; just as you are pulling traits from them that they didn’t know exist, they will pour love and life into you. Don’t give up! It’s bigger than you.

#FollowTheCall 

-Andrea

Published by Andrea Pickens and Associates, LLC

Greetings: My name is Andrea S. Pickens; I have several years of experience in education and youth development all of which include teaching and leading youth in under-resourced and economically disadvantaged communities. I believe that it is critical to the academic and over success of our youth to have proper academic and social-emotional support. This support is often found in schools and after-school programs that intervene by providing tutoring/enrichment services and are equipped with effective teachers and leaders. My belief is that each child can learn, but not all children learn the same; diversity and equity is crucial to youth development. It is my mission as an educator, entrepreneur, and servant-leader to equip and empower others in youth development and education to reach our youth beyond the secondary classroom. Yours in Education, Andrea S. Pickens, M.Ed

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