I have failed as a teacher many times, mostly in small ways, but there have been epic ones as well. I think so many of us have. Yet, what we do with our failures is also what defines us and today, after two weeks of rotations that simply were not working, I was reminded again of what kind of teacher I want to be.
I want to be the kind of teacher that doesn’t give up. The kind that finds a new solution even when it seems like I could just stay on a path because it would so much easier. That knows when to hold them, when to fold them, and yes, even when to walk away.
I want to be the kind of teacher that keeps the students in mind at every moment and with every decision I make, even the ones where my own pride may suffer…
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