As a teacher, you have the potential to do something important. I’m actually talking about helping people. There are some children that are not able to afford lessons. I made it my goal to provide students with the best opportunity to learn. I want them to be able to learn the piano even though their circumstances might have set them back.
In the end, teachers are constantly giving. We give and we give, but I never really expect anything back. Therefore, I’m challenging all my fellow teachers to take this challenge:
1. Listen to your students. When they are talking about something, don’t interrupt them. Listen to what they have to say.
2. Gift a book. I know it takes some money out of your pocket, but gifting a book is definitely a great way to give back.
3. Make sure that they are learning the material. I think that many students just want to please us, but they are too shy to admit that they need extra help. Ask them what they find confusing and help them understand the material.
4. Say thank you when they are especially kind to you. It says wonders and it speaks mountains 🙂