So teachers, always remember you may be the only positive force in your students life that day. If you teach in a lower SES area, your students might be going home to a house with no parent there to ask them how their day was or help them with their HW because most parents work 2+ jobs in lower SES areas. On top of that, they might be taking care of younger siblings, cooking dinner for them and doing other "adult" chores. The hardest thing about becoming an administrator is learning about the tough situations many of our students in. So remember, be that positive force in your student's life that day. Try to be a mentor and help a struggling student, even if it means helping them with another class. Remember, you're not a language arts or music teacher, your a TEACHER, and that comes with an oath to help as many students as you possibly can. Yes, you're going to teach them math or science, but you can also help them to become better human beings then they were when they showed up in your class in September. Be the Good Luck Chuck in your student's life. Push your students to dream big and to be the star of that dream. Make sure they know that failure is a very important part of ultimately becoming successful. Nobody has ever done something great without failing first. And above all, DON'T EVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER YOUR HOLD TO BE A POSITIVE FORCE IN EACH AND EVERY STUDENT'S LIFE.