To be professional is always priority number one. A teacher provides the example for the youth who are the adults of tomorrow. In the classroom the children must experience you as the leader to whom they can look up to with confidence. Mutual confidence leads to mutual respect. Where the teacher and child respect each other, successful education will be the outcome. Discipline is also high on my priority list. Good discipline provides the basis for courage and the more a child is willing to try the better the chances on success will be. Discipline has self-discipline as outcome and this will enable the child to have the courage to communicate in groups.
Order, neatness and organizational skills are the winning recipe for successful educational environment. If a teacher is able to organize herself/himself to get the maximum out of minimum time then success will be possible. Continuous personal development is also necessary for a quality life in teaching!
I believe that:
1. If children learn with negative criticism, they learn to condemn.
2. If children learn with hostility, they learn to fight.
3. If children learn with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
- If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
- If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence
- If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate.
- If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
- If children live with security, they learn to have faith.
- If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
- If children live with acceptance and friendship;
They will learn how to find love in this world, and how to be really happy!
Children learn what they live!!!
A teacher must always remember that the life you live,
is the lesson you teach!
“Children don't remember what you try to teach them.
They remember what you are.”
― Jim Henson, It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider