We all remember those teachers who sustained a loving attitude towards their pupils no matter the tasks at hand. As students we felt how nurturing and engaging this was for us in the class. For many of us who are teachers today this was the inspiration that ignited our own purpose to teach.
For some time now the teaching profession has been framed in a system that has been making a loving encounter with children increasingly difficult.
“Love has disappeared from state education, says private school leader” in The Guardian.
In spite of this, teachers from all around the world are connecting with the need to restore love in schools. We don’t just settle with doing our tasks, but also want the essence of communication (Love) to be present in our classrooms. It is common to find open debates on Social Media where teachers talk about this subject.
We are talking about the main ingredient that needs to be in our teaching profession . . . LOVE.
But how do we do this?
Some aspects to consider:
- Loving ourselves and taking care of our bodies is a very good starting point
- Appreciating our dedication and all we bring to teaching every single day
- Deeply connecting with children, honouring their unique qualities to support them as the sensitive beings they are
- Appreciating the inspirational and enriching collaboration that we can share with our colleagues
- Keeping alive the love for our profession, as pure as it was the day we started.
Love is truly the key; it is absolutely fundamental to how we educate in our schools. We all deserve to teach and learn in an environment that holds us with respect and appreciation for who we are. This enables the best of ourselves and our students and facilitates our natural and valuable expression.