“It is greater work to educate a child, in a true and larger sense of the world, than to rule a state.”
Willia Ellery Channing
Profoundness today, eh Spidey!
And apt, as always, to my situation.
I have completed my first week in my new classroom, with my first very own class.
A group of 30 children who are my responsibility for the next academic year.
That’s a BIG responsibility.
Yes, they are 4-5 years-old.
No, they aren’t going to learn how to write a novel/solve complex equations/create scientific formulas this year.
But what I will have to teach them is to love learning.
- How to hold a pencil
- How to count
- How to recognise their name and write it
- How to begin to read
Simple academics, but on top of that, and more importantly, I need to teach them how to be compassionate, caring individuals. I need to show…
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