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 am learning from you, and you are learning from me."
These two sentences are intended to assisst with the facilitation of a horizontal learning structure, rather than the vertical that arrives from traditional models, where the teacher is seen as the authoritative figure. It is to acknowledge that even though I possess more knowledge of the subject matter than the students, it is to say that I myself am still capable of learning, as learning is continuous, learning never ends. And I can learn from the students as well. As educators we want to show students that we care, that they can trust us. This can happen when we bring ourself to the level of the student. Now I am not saying that there will not be times where authority is needed, I am saying there must be a gentle balancing of roles in the classroom.
Our thoughts, to invite and inspire. With Love & kindness. :)