Sunday, February 18, 2018

3338. How to Face a New Week in a Nice Way

I know you committed and concerned teachers are even excited at teaching.
And as well I know that you seek more than just teaching math, science, history, law, economics, religion, sports… I guess you every morning rise with the desire of teaching your kids or adults.
Well maybe that’s not the first thought that comes to mind early in the morning but you wish to teach those knowledge areas in a fine way. Is that so, is that correct?
And also you seek to educate men and women that are upright and honorable citizens. Even more you seek to educate leaders, right?
I also think all these ideas are okay to start a new week, a new work week tomorrow morning.
Oh, we should also remember and bear in mind that the first way to educate those kids and adults is by setting a nice example.
So let’s try to teach and educate with the best way ever, better than yesterday but less good than tomorrow: every single day we must recycle and try and teach with human perfectness or perfection. And even we try to jump over everyday obstacles...
A nice and happy week, my dear colleagues! / Photo from: best-magazines-for-children Sonny Kalsi

Friday, February 16, 2018

3337. Teachers that Are Doing Great!

Some days ago I wrote, “The teacher’s creativity. He’s the main source and resource. He knows the kids at hand and knows what’s better for them. As the best musical instrument is the voice, the best resource is himself.”
And I have little else to say today.
Most teachers have some great and nice creativity, and can give their classes a nice touch of creativity. At least I’ve seen this in most of the teachers I’ve come across.
They’re simply great. It may be worth to stop to talk with each one of them! Teachers, you’re doing great! Congratulations!
I try and not be naïve anyway: some (rather few) teachers use their yellowish notes over and over, but like I said, most of the teachers I’ve come across are creative and concerned about their students’ learning processes. / Photo from: La-Dehesa-de-la-Villa Parques de Madrid. I posted a beautiful picture.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

3336. I Keep On Being Optimistic!

Yesterday I told you that we had problems with some kids at the school I worked at, some years ago.
But I was optimistic anyway and I am so today too.
We had tutoring sessions with each kid, and those conversations were great often, more often than not. We could help out each kid and his family alike, at other tutoring sessions with these later ones too.
So let’s put in a kid’s shoes: You have an adult that teaches you and has time to dedicate to listening to you! He’s sitting with you to just listen to you! Well and he can give you great and useful advice.
He does know kids and their world, their anxieties and expectations, their concerns and joys. He can give you advice about those subjects you may have problems with: math, science, literature, economics… Even he can tell other teachers about you if you wish. He gets to know kids or he tries hard.
That’s simply great.
Those conversations took place every two weeks, maybe three, depending on the number of students you had in charge. Also those tutorials were a nexus between the kid and his parents.
Anyway my optimism also has another great and firm basement: God and his tenderness with their children – all of us are his children. / Photo from: green_ireland Interrail eu. I do like Ireland, like you all may know…

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

3335. Affection Is Necessary!

More often than not there’re some few cases of conflictive kids in Spain, not only at school but also at home.
By no means do I intend to be negative anyway. Because we can appreciate many cases of kids that are being educated nice, in our classrooms.
Coming back to the first cases, some days ago I read on the paper that a psychologist has recently said that we have to educate those problematic kids to be generous, with solidarity and concerned about other people. In a word they must learn to help other people.
Otherwise they’re going to be tyrants.
And I was thinking of our classrooms. Thank God our kids conduct in some nice way, and when there’re problems, these ones are minimized thanks to tutoring sessions, where those kids can give vents to their problems, for example at home. But remember, also we have problems.
I remember there was a summer course in a school where the kids lived. It was a program to train them for their examinations and to become better students. I’m referring to a boys’ case.
Some of the students were problematic and discipline was severe, quite much. Well, the kids were going through severe conditions in some way.
And they didn’t know tutoring sessions. When they discovered those conversations, with a teacher of great value, they in the end could appreciate they had a chance to open their minds and souls, to those adults in charge of those conversations.
It was a relief they could count on those conversations: maybe nobody could have given them chances to open their souls in a friendly way: they had an adult to tell them their troubles and problems, and they improved pretty much, yes sir, they did. / Photo from: mejores-icebergs-mundo-planeta-groenlandia. The picture is just one appropriate to winter in the north hemisphere of our earth…

Monday, February 12, 2018

3334. Motivating in a Positive Way Is Great!

The teacher has to encourage his students always.
He must be encouraging. And should accept all the replies and answers from his students that are okay.
Sometimes we could be too demanding, and that’s not correct I think. This is compatible with being accurately and adequately demanding. If we can exact and demand a lot from our students, let’s do in that way: we would be dull and torpid if we didn’t demand what is correct from them.
If we can obtain four from them we should not demand only one.
Where is the exact measure? That depends on the teacher’s discernment. And that discernment is gotten over time, with experience, with advice from other veteran teachers.
The school should run talks and workshops from time to time to educate his dear teachers. I’ve known this and I think it’s the correct thing to do.
So we must be encouraging and accept what our students can give. If we accept their answers and replies – because they’re right – let’s conduct in that way: we’ll be educating our dear students with positive motivation: we can get more with some nice word than with thousand reprimanding actions in a harsh way.
And that’s also compatible with correcting our students when necessary. / Photo from: Saint Petersburg in Russia   Pakistan Community. People say that city is magnificent and very beautiful!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

3333. What Our Main Concern Should Be

All we as teachers do every day should help us ourselves teach better.
The teacher’s first concern should be himself. He should be ready for the best possible teaching ever. Combining a relaxed and sanely tense way.
He should never become lukewarm nor tepid. For that purpose he should be all the time recycling himself as a teacher. He will teach with love - love of benevolence, seeking what's better for his students.
All this can be carried out with God's help and for love to Him. In that way nothing will be lost. Our effort will not be lost.
He should turn to teaching sources and resources. He should read and learn continuously. And that to avoid becoming tepid or lukewarm, as I said.
He should also treat his students as gently as he can. Gently but not in a silly way. Thus he will respect his students when treating them.
His main concern or first one will be himself. He has to recycle his teaching methods all the time: he will keep what turns out fine and remove what’s wrong. And will read from other teachers.
As well he should be kind and attentive to his colleagues.
Something I was taught when teaching kids in Jaén, south of Spain, was that I had to have some preference: the order of being concerned about was parents and families, then teachers, and then students.
If you keep that order, you will find things easier. And more productive. And more in accordance to human dignity.
So let’s remember that we work with people, with persons: we must be exquisite and delicate to those people we work with. With nothing silly.
In that way the teacher will be projecting a cone of light along years: his work will be an affirmation that shows in the people he works with: he thus will contribute to forming and educating people in a thorough, human and humane way. / Photo from: rain_day-web tobifairley com