This week I sat down with Seth Brady, one of the 12 Illinois Teacher of the Year finalists. Disclaimer: Yes, Seth is my son, the same son I bragged about here, on FaceBook, Twitter, Google+, and any other place that came to mind.
“All you need is one teacher that cares about you and can deliver a comment that resonates with your soul.”
She can undo almost any negative comment and totally change a student’s perception of himself. A Parent’s love is important, of course, but often it takes someone outside the family, someone who recognizes a child’s unique genius, to cement a confident belief in himself. For Seth Brady, 2014 Illinois Teacher of the Year finalist, one of those teachers is Mrs. Fryzel who tenaciously pointed out his gifts. Her ability to see his talents was like magic.
“Teachers are like seed-scatters, they don’t always know what becomes of the seeds,” but the seeds take root and grow throughout an individual’s life.
Brady earned two masters degrees