You know, in all the busyness (business) of school, it’s easy to focus on the here and now, to take the same old (or at least not brand new) coursework and spray some deoderant on it and deliver it up as you’ve always done. You’ve done it, I’ve done it (and -ahem- doing it) – I would hazard a guess that all professional teachers have and are doing it.
It’s easy to get lost in the content to be taught.
It’s easy to get lost in the drafting, the marking and the crossmarking.
It’s easy to get lost in the behaviour management of your class.
It’s easy to get lost in the administration and paperwork.
It’s easy to forget that it’s all about the kids.
It’s easy to forget that we’re not teaching ourselves, or ourself from however long ago we were at school.
It’s easy to forget that we’re teaching kids who are living in a different world to what was – and to what will be.
It’s easy to lose sight of that goal – helping kids learn… what they need and what they want, so that they can go on learning, because it’s fun to.
This leads me on to this post I read today: 50 TED Talks Every Educator Should Check Out. I’ve watched most of them, but I found that it was enriching, eye opening, brain stimulating to watch them again and renew my passion for what I do. I teach.
Go on check out the post, watch the vids. Be reinvigorated.