Thursday, 20 September 2012

Educating the next generation ~

A teacher's job is to take a bunch of live wires and see that they are well-grounded.  
~ D. Martin

Education in its broadest sense is about nurturing and cultivating the next generation of young people. Formally it is the process of imparting knowledge, developing skills and dispensing values in academic disciplines ... informally it is the harnessing and shaping of limitless potential. This is what I get to do every day of the school week (The awe of this role does not escape me). Yes, in the day to day craziness of a week, it can seem chaotic (very chaotic!! ... I currently teach Grade One ... patience is indeed a virtue!). However, there are moments in the day (priceless moments) that centre me, moments that bring me back to the very reason I chose this profession - a desire to educate small minds and inspire little people to believe that anything truly is possible!

'Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools.  The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.'  ~ Haim G. Ginott

Welcome to 'Tales from the Classroom' ... with Ms Ed.ju.kayt ~ Ms Educate, in case you didn't already guess ...
 ~ an ordinary teacher who tries to keep extra ordinary live wires well grounded!!

'A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.'  
~ Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, translated from Turkish

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