Inspiration by Example
At the lunch table yesterday, I leaned over to inspect her plate; a salad with rice, beans, kale, peppers and seaweed. (We were at an iPad workshop and of course, she brought her own lunch!) Today, as I prepared my own version of her salad (minus the seaweed - ugh), I found myself thinking about the power of example and the tremendous opportunity that teachers have to effect change.
Your Words Matter
|"Eating in colour"|
Your Actions Inspire
What we do everyday, our actions and behaviour towards students and colleagues matters even more than our words. As teachers, we know this to be true and have experienced the deep satisfaction that comes with discovering the impact we had on a student's life trajectory. My colleague, who eats in colour, also lives her life's passion authentically. Students see that, and while not everyone will be changed by her words or actions, they will all learn about integrity, passion and personal responsibility. To be a teacher is to have the opportunity to make a difference to students and to eat and live in colour.