Teaching with a Heart
Teaching is an important activity,
not only because we pass skills and knowledge onto the next
generation, but also because as teachers we serve as significant role
models for our students. Most of us have ideas about who we want to be
teacher. Yet the reality of teaching is that we sometimes get carried
away under the pressure inside and outside the classroom, and lose
of who we truly want to be. It helps if we articulate who we truly want
be, not only because it gives a focus to our actions, but also because
we commit ourselves more fully to our thoughts, goals, and ideals once
they are put into words.
In the end it is all about making a difference, and to help make a
difference in the classroom I wrote the "Teaching with a Heart
Statement" shown below.