We are all “hope dealers”. This comment came from a discussion I had on voxer with my #ptcamp group. Jeffrey See (@JeffreyASee), a new administrator in Wisconsin, attended a conference and the keynote speaker, Roberto Rivera, spoke about how he used to be a dope dealer and now he's a "hope dealer". Jeffrey jokingly said he could see me with a tilted hat as a representation of a "hope dealer" so I gave it a try with this picture.
Jay, how can we have these conversations with our students every day? Here’s what I would say- How can we not have these conversations? It doesn’t take long. I’ve seen you all have these conversations with students, and the students respond to them. Show them you care. Give them a little of your time. You are all “hope dealers” and I’m proud of you for that.