This week I went on some maths lead training and mindset was linked into the topic.
They played the video by Rita on TedTalks and although I have watched it a few times before I would watch it again and again.
It saddens me to see teachers who teach but don’t show love for the pupils.
having respect and listening to children is so important.
I remember being at school , I must have been in year 3 or something and I had the most miserable teacher. She was old, mumbled a load of stuff under her breath and never smiled. I always wondered why she was a teacher. I even thought
Do you even like children?
But of course I never asked her this!
I remember a visitor at a training session shared a quote with us
Children won’t always remember what you have taught them but they will never forget how you made them feel.
This is so true! I respect every single one of my pupils. I will smile and say good morning to every single one even on the days I am exhausted and can’t wait for the holidays. I will apologise if I make a mistake and model good behaviour.
Rita clearly explains the reasons why teachers play such an important part of a child’s life. You can make a huge difference and I always finish watching it with a tear in my eyes.
Rita is a great inspiration for all and has made a huge impact on so many educators. I inspire to be like her one day. Rest in peace💕
Let me know your thoughts.