Many students have asked me how I got into the profession of teaching. A few have even questioned my decision with the remark ‘this can’t be something you want to do for the rest of your life, right?’ Statements such as these make me feel sad and disappointed about the perception of a teacher’s role in today’s society. … Why teach?
Having a child makes you a mother. Being someone’s child makes you a daughter or a son. Having a sibling makes you a sister or a brother. Certain identities are clearly defined, fixed and irreversible, while others are fluid and constantly evolving. We forge our identity largely based on existing frameworks to claim our place in society and experience a sense of belonging. At what point does one identity begin to take over another? … Shaping identity
Some wake early to sit in silence. To hear the birds sing and the leaves rustle as morning seeps into day. To connect with their senses and observe the subtle change in seasons, the smell of the wind and the glow of new morning light. Some wake early to drink their first cup of coffee or tea in silence. To read or to write. Or meditate. We often fail to notice the beauty in everyday when going about our daily business. … Morning routines and rituals