Stepping through the classroom door at the beginning of the year, the children and I bring with us all that we have to offer. I bring my hopes, my aspirations, and my commitment to do the best that I can for the children in my care. The children bring with them their abilities, their desire to learn (or lack thereof), and their idiosyncracies.
During the year we give all what we can to one another. Whatever we can contribute may change during the year as trust is built and a relationship is formed amongst the people in the room. Our willingness to give does affect the learning experiences that each individual child has in the classroom. What I hope for is that by the time the year draws to a close, the children in my class are able to offer more of themselves towards their own learning.
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
(This post was written for the FMF 31 day challenge hosted by Kate Motaung. Today’s prompt: offer)
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