#YourEduStory Week 2
How will you make the world a better place?
My first reaction is the pragmatic response – I can’t change the world. Then of course I keep thinking and know that I can change a small corner of it even if it comes down just changing me.
I was lucky enough to hear Annie Parker speak about Entrepreneurial tips last year and one point she made was to celebrate small wins – don’t wait to you have changed the world, but accept and be grateful for minor successes.
Today I received a gratifiying reply to a comment I left on an ex-student’s blog. He has just left our school and during the break between primary school and high school took the effort to transfer his old blog contents to a new place (required by our system) . Jonathan was a keen blogger and in Years 5 & 6 showed a flair for writing posts that helped others understand some of the technical elements of technology we were using at school. He was self motivated, encouraging and showed flair.
I am happy a celebrate the small success here. At least this student and perhaps a few others have been introduced to an activity that they see value in, a place where they can contribute and share. Who knows what will happen – I too look forward to what Jonathan will write as he gets older.
So I have not changed the world, just a little corner of it and I did not do that on my own either. The other teachers who work with our students are all part of the puzzle. All too often teachers do not see the immediate results of our interactions with students but as Teresa wrote “I teach” and therefore I change the world in a number of ways, allbeit sometimes small, nevertheless good.
This post is part of the Blogging Challenge #Your EduStory and here are two other responses to the same topic for other perspectives – Enjoy!
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You are too modest 🙂 What a lovely response from your student! You have definitely changed more than merely a small corner of the world in my view! Thank you for inspiring me to be a better teacher – your involvement with Teach Meets and the desire to always push yourself is amazing.