Slice of Life is a weekly event hosted by Two Writing Teachers.
After being at a Paralympic swim event, I can tell you how amazing they are. These athletes work so hard at their sport and they do it with a disability.
People have asked me before about the difference between Special Olympics and Paralympics. A main difference is Paralympics has a more elite athlete - they only compete on an elite level. They have specific classifications and must meet specific standards for those classifications.
The part of this article that gets to me is number 10.
I think that is true, "water is water." These athletes have found a way to move through water in such a strong, profound way. It equalizes us.
How can we do this at school? How can we equalize all of us? How can we have all students give all that have? How can we make all students be doing what they do because they love it?
Keep these questions in the back of your mind as you start school this fall.