REAL LIFE STORIES OF FAITH for the discouraged, HOPE for the challenged,
SUCCESS for the aspiring, and motivation for OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
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Multiple Stream of Success
Multiple Streams of Success presents the personal accounts
of men and women who have triumphed over adversities including: abusive situations, life and death experiences, cocaine dependency, pornography addiction, and physical disabilities.
Often the most disruptive students were the ones that struggled to succeed academically and socially. One day while I was walking through the halls of the social studies wing, a young woman, who was normally very disruptive and challenging to teach, squealed, “Mrs. Olmstead, I love you!” and gave me a great big hug. “What was that for?” I asked. She said her history teacher had just handed her a report card and that I had “given” her her first passing grade in three years. Without taking a breath I replied, “I don’t ‘give’ grades to anyone. You earned that ‘D’ on your own. If you had earned an ‘F’ or an ‘A’ I would have reported that, also.” This small success turned around her attitude in my class and she proved to herself she could achieve, if only in my classroom.