I was watching one of those reality building makeover shows where the host was doing a makeover of a florist shop. The owner of the shop had experienced some challenging circumstances in her personal life and as a result her florist business had really suffered. During her interview she said to the host, “When you lose your heart for something, you don’t see what’s right in front of you.”
Perhaps you can relate to this? Perhaps you started out as a passionate teacher, committed to being a positive influence in the lives of your students, but over time, for whatever reason, you’ve lost your heart for teaching.
Rest assured this happens to the best of us. We all have times when we lose sight of what’s in front of us – the opportunity to shape young lives.
In this makeover show, the host helped this flailing florist shop owner to re-connect with her passion by encouraging her to take some time to revisit why she originally became interested in floristry.
This week’s assignment:
So, to you, I give the same encouragement – take some time this week, today if possible, to spend a few minutes thinking about what motivated you to become a teacher in the first place. Who or what inspired you? What amazing moments have you had already as a teacher? Think of a particular student you know you have influenced positively. As you reflect on this, you will notice how your passion will be re-ignited as you remember your original motivations for entering the teaching profession.
Enjoy the journey,
And more importantly,
Enjoy the moments.