Three valuable commodities within our control as teachers and learners
My blog post today is devoted to sharing 3 strategies that I try to put into my practice as an educator and a lifelong learner. I must admit that these strategies are much easier said than done, but making them a part of who I am and what I do is essential in my life. There are times I make loads of progress and other moments when I feel like I am back at square one, but for the most part, I can say that over the long haul, I continue to make steady improvements in these areas over time which has had only positive effects on both my personal and professional life.
As an educator, sharing these strategies with my students is a must as I believe that they are essential life skills that can and will lead to success when consciously worked on. From a PE and sport perspective these three strategies can also have a profound impact on our performance if we learn to employ them properly. By no means am I claiming to have invented these strategies as they have been around for centuries and the focus of thousands of books. However, reading about them is one thing, consciously putting them into action is another thing. I choose to put them into action in my personal and professional life. I have good friends who also embrace these skills and have practiced them with great success over the years.
I can honestly say that they have helped me overcome some very difficult challenges that I have encountered in my life. I totally expect to face failure and setbacks along the way, but slow and steady progress over time is all that I can ask for. I hope you find use in this blog post.
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.