“As I teach, I project the condition of my soul onto my students, my subject, and our way of being together.”
In today’s world of education sometimes bringing ourselves to the learning process is hard, because we bring the pressure of accountability to our teaching.
Are you bringing yourself to the teaching process?
I use to feel like I was teaching in a fog and the storm could hit at any moment.
At the end of the day I was not sure if I connected to those around me. I wondered would my students go home and tell their families what they did at school for the day.
I knew that I had good parts, but after the storm of teaching, finding those golden nuggets was a hard thing to do. I knew that I needed to bring more of myself to the learning process so that I could connect with my students.
I also knew that this was not going to happen overnight. I had to conquer one storm cloud at a time, by implementing teaching habits that would insure that I was bringing myself to the learning process.
At the end of a long day do you feel like you have connected with your students?
I brought myself to the learning process by creating a teacher habit checklist that will help me to stay in the moment and out of the storm.
Use the Mindful Teachers Checklist to see where you are with bringing yourself to the teaching process.
Next pick one that you will start implementing in your classroom tomorrow.
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.