My mother was a teacher. I spent a long time avoiding that calling.
Then a cherished friend, Ken Hause—curriculum designer for Outward Bound and longtime teacher of mathematics and Eastern thought—said to me, “Teaching has to do with the soul of the teacher.”
There! I’ve been teaching all along.
5 thoughts on “The Soul of the Teacher”
How true that is. Successful teaching (and learning) seems to always include that magic triad, mind, body and soul.
My father was a doctor. I spent more than half of my life running from that in all ways. I haven’t been a healer all along, but I’m learning that doing the work is more important than self protection.
This is just quite simple, and quite right. Thank you Ken, Betsy.
Liz, how nice to see you here! Love, B
Over and over it is the same thing, I am teaching that which I need to learn…..why doesn’t it appear to change?