May 5, 2015
It takes someone very special to be a teacher. In order to be good at it, you have to put
yourself in someone else’s shoes and imagine what it is like not to know.
Then you have to figure out what the right words are to say, what the
right text is to read, and what the right problems are to solve. You have to be
able to organize students into the right group.
You have to figure out what the students already know and what the best
path is to take them to the next level of learning. You have to determine what is important to
learn. You have to walk on egg shells,
and how to be a cheerleader, and when the right time is for each.
But mostly, you have to love kids - when they are their
most adorable and when they are not.
Aristotle said, “Those that know, do.
Those that understand, teach.” Marston teachers strive everyday to understand the students so that they can help them grow into productive and happy contributors to society. I salute them today, and everyday. Happy Day of the Teacher!