As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect. I have always loved horses. There is something so majestic, their beauty - magnificent. Just looking at these beauties is so healing. What fascinates me even more is the relationship of a human form with the horse. I really don't know much more to speak in depth, but I do remember watching the show Cavalia. The artistic dancers and the horses working together with the use of music, symphony, costumes, colour etc. They worked together as a symphony.
This idea of the symphony and working together reminded me of the concept of grooming. Where the teacher / lead learner / educator sets an example for the students to follow. This could be through how he / she dresses, communicates verbally or non - verbally. It is also how the teacher leader shows respect and dignity through the interactions with students. This concept goes further by stating that a teacher leader must treat students fairly and equally. For example: In a classroom setting a teacher must not favor one student above another student. Or if the teacher / leader is of a certain ethnicity to favor students of the same ethnicity and purposely set specific students up for success than other, this is a form of mal - practice. As mean as it does sound, it does happen. There is a fine line between meeting the needs of students, to exceeding these needs so that they are favored.
Thoughts To Share
When students see that you care for all and are genuinely interested in their work, their needs equally, this will foster an environment of trust. When trust is put into place students will automatically open up and use their voices. Almost as the symphony, creating a harmonious environment, groomed together for growth and success.
A thought to ponder:
What if we took this concept of grooming and applied it to our daily interactions with individuals, groups, societies and populations. Thinking that what I desire for myself is exactly what I desire for other. What if we operated from this stance, would there be more or less suffering?
Dedication: The words of this being are dedicated to the students, the ones who peer into the eyes of our educators where they seek to find the truths of knowledge. My thoughts to share with love and kindness. :)
Notes: These words were originally hand - written on July 13th 2016
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Our thoughts, to invite and inspire. With Love & kindness. :)