Student Dalton Sherman’s message to the teachers in Dallas ISD and to educators around the world via the YouTube video of his convocation message is powerful and simple: Believe in your students, believe in your colleagues, and believe in yourself.

This eight minute video clip would make an ideal start to a staff meeting this year when you want to help other teachers focus on some big-picture issues.

Thanks to Sandra Fivecoat for sharing this link. If YouTube is blocked at your school so you can’t show this directly online, download an offline copy you can play from your hard drive. Refer to my post “Tips for downloading offline copies of Flash videos” for suggestions and software programs which can be used to do this.

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  • What a great video! Thanks to both you and Sandra for sharing. Teachers who truly believe in their students will appreciate watching this clip.

  • That was one of the best staff motivational videos I have heard/seen in a long time. I’m going to share with others so they’ll also experience it, and hopefully “believe” as well. Thanks.

  • the video is also posted at http://www.dallasisd.org/keynote.htm

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