We are well into September, schools have started and in my book that means that the summer holidays are officially over. To be honest that makes me kind of happy, I am so looking forward to cooler days … and a bit more peace and quiet at home, if you know what I mean!
Miss Athena here is so excited to get back to school. She’s one of those people that was born to teach. Not only facts and figures. Her mission is to help her students become the best they can be with respect and compassion and empathy.
Her favourite saying is “kindness makes the world go round” and she always tries to make her students feel cared for, special and loved. She is a special teacher.
She’s quirky and loves a bit of colour. And why has she got an apple sitting on her head you may ask? Well, one of the symbolic meanings of apples is knowledge, so maybe, that’s why her students have offered her a red juicy apple!
Teaching is by no means an easy job. But that’s it, it’s not just a job really, is it? It’s so much more. I remember some of my teachers from school fondly, some even have a special place in my heart, some I cannot remember at all. That is the difference between a damn good teacher and just a teacher.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
– William Arthur Ward
So thank you to all the teachers out there who put their heart and soul into teaching and guiding and inspiring and nurturing our children.
And at the end of the day,
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
― Jim Henson