Earlier in the week I viewed a short video which I just have to share with you.
Teachers really do matter and to work with these special people who every day have the opportunity to influence lives is extremely rewarding and humbling.
Over my teaching career I have observed many extraordinary teachers. They ‘get’ children and they care deeply for them. These teachers have an innate and sensitive understanding of the many and complex ways of how children learn and they are able to build trust and a connection which allows the child to take risks and show their individual spirit and talents. It becomes an upward spiral of success as the child grows in confidence.
These special teachers spend an inordinate amount of time reading and thinking about things that will inspire and interest their children. They encourage the children to take as much ownership of their learning as they can manage which of course is hugely motivating and empowering. Always seeking best practice, they cut through bureaucracy and keep children at the heart of learning.
I could go on but the point of this entry is to introduce you to this 3-4 minute video which is truly amazing. Enjoy!
Stephen Hawking On The Teacher That Changed His Life | #TeachersMatter