Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Best Damn Teacher in The Western Hemisphere

In my classroom I have a banner with "ganas." It means "desire." And you have to have that desire. Ganas is when the motivation begins. That word is a strong word in my original language.

You can talk your Ann Sullivan, but Jaime Escalante (1930-2010) was the real deal. Maybe you read the book, maybe you saw the movie. There may never be another again like him for another fifty years. Adiós, gran maestro, adiós!