Being a Teacher

The second lecture of Week one of the Foundations of Teaching for Learning 1: Introduction course has touched on the subject of understanding what it means to be a teacher.

Here is a Think-piece [the attached image] as part of the course that shows what I am, and what I would like to be. Think Piece - What I would like to be

Thinking about this exercise has reminded me of a quote by Phil Collins,

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”

Become an Ambassador

Before I begin what I would like to talk about, let me first say that I have been lacking in my writing. Over the past several months I have been going through a (positive) transformation. I am learning, great things, and I am acting and applying them in my life. I have set a course and a target and feel the wheels turnings. To here is to hoping this is a beginning of a new journey that will lead to a better and more positive lifestyle and life in general.

Back to the topic at hand.

Become an ambassador to where? In my case, to my students.

I’m currently taking on a course called Foundations of Teaching for Learning 1: Introduction. In the first lecture, this issue of being an ambassador is mentioned. Now that I think about it, it makes a lot of sense.

In order to be able to teach, and to bring in new information and knowledge to a “people” I would have to enter their world, and in some way use their means to send them my message.

The next time I enter the classroom, I will most likely think about what would an ambassador do? What will be the first course of action as an ambassador? Diplomatic mission? Treaty? Foreign Policy? I wonder.