Friday, April 3, 2015
Below are several quotes from author Robert John Meehan who said "Be a reflective teacher. Honestly look at what you do from time to time. Evaluate the purpose of your role as a teacher."
Being a reflective teacher means researching, reflecting and evaluating on aspects of our practice. To keep doing the same thing over and over could be called complacency. Kotter, PJ wrote, "Leaders (teachers) will never state that they have decided to strategically become complacent – however inaction is still a decision, albeit often an emotional rather than logical one. The failure to grasp opportunities to ‘think different’ and take action with a sense of urgency means they have decided to accept the status quo simply because it’s easier for them."
Any one of the below statements from Robert John Meehan could be used as the inspiration to reflect on teaching and learning within our centres.
"Our teaching should always be artfully crafted. It should impart something that is in itself sacred to the senses of our students."
"The best teachers are those who pass on their zeal and enthusiasm as a legacy to their students."
"Learning becomes relevant when we connect it with reality." - Robert John Meehan
"Be diligent in trusting that what we do in the classroom could possibly echo for a lifetime in the heart of a student."- Robert John Meehan
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