52: Deposit Potential into the Future

Our jobs as educators is to create a better future. We do that by teaching children content, life skills and uncovering their potential. Often times we miss opportunities to deposit potential into the future because we fail to help children see beyond their circumstances so that they can change their mindset and surroundings. This episode is going to light a fire under you so that you no longer miss an opportunity to bless a child with the opportunity to see beyond their circumstances into their potential.


  • “It all Is how you speak to a child and how you deposit pos words in them to give them the strength to change their environment to change the way they think.”
  • How do you just invent different circumstances?
  • Kids are capable. Undeniably capable. They are born with the ability to think, to be successful, to be good human beings. They are also born into situations and circumstances that they can’t control.
  • Teachers are the gateway. They bridge the gap from the current circumstance to the potential of the future.
  • Its on us as educators to plant seeds of success in our kiddos’ heads
  • Every child deserves a quality education and the opportunity to succeed.
  • They self sabotaged the opportunity because they didn’t upgrade their thinking to match their scenario.

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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.