Much of what I choose to read teaches ideas and strategies that help to create more self-discipline within our personal and professional lives. Through greater self-discipline, we are able to take more consistent action and ownership over the direction that we want our learning to go. This requires goal setting, finding literature that supports our goals, and to visualize what success looks and feels like.
For me success as an educator revolves around fostering courage, power, inspiration, and harmony within our students, but also within ourselves. Finding that harmonious place where great teaching happens is often challenging yet a very rewarding journey to embark upon. When we set upon this course of action only good things will result in both our personal and professional lives. A great quote that sums up this idea can be found below:
Day by day, you gain momentum, your inspiration deepens, your plans crystalize and you gain a better understanding. You are inspired by a new force.
When I prepare to present workshops and presentations, my underlining theme is always one that encourages educators to take action and initiative in setting their own professional growth goals. This requires tapping into whatever resources that exist to help us grow and learn and be able to work toward our goals. The quote above holds so much truth. Though the journey is not easy persevering will no doubt bring forth the desirable conditions in which we want to teach (and learn!). Thanks for reading.
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.