Thanks to the incredible Shelly Terrell for inspiring me to take up this challenge from her wonderful #30 Goals Challenge series.
My very simple "Me Manifesto" is as follows. The principles basically remain the same as in 1979 when I first started teaching in Madrid, Spain.
I would like:
- To enjoy my job.
- To help students achieve their aims and realise their dreams.
- To do the best I can.
- To give 100% and then some.
- To listen to my students and take action.
- To work not only for my students, but with them.
It would be lovely if you were motivated to do this reflection.
For more inspiration, you could also pop across to Brad Patterson's blog, where he has invited his readers to add a quote that defines your teaching style.
If you read all the very interesting quotes in the comments section, you will see that I used the metaphor of a captain and a sinking ship. I wrote this comment before a particular incident regarding the stricken Concordia hit the news recently!!
I still stand by my quote: a good captain should always lead his crew by example.