Words of wisdom from a Canadian legend
Such an extraordinary responsibility to be in charge of a young person's future, but as educators, that is exactly what is happening. We have the ability and capacity to make an amazing difference and to direct the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of those under our care. When we sign up to be teachers, we often times fail to realize the enormity of the impact that we potentially possess. Never is there a day that is the same in teaching. The beauty of our profession is that every day is unique, yet at the same time, challenging us to be our best, to be fully competent at what we do.
As I plough through one of the best books I've read, written by Chris Hadfield, a famous Canadian astronaut, I want to share a quote that is extremely applicable to all we do as educators and it has to do with competence.
Competence means keeping your head in a crisis, sticking with a task even when it seems hopeless, and improvising good solutions to tough problems when every second counts. It encompasses ingenuity, determination, and being prepared for anything.