Are you an open door or a closed window?
Educators have an immense role in the bigger picture of our society and the lives of individuals. With the responsibility of guiding students through the formative years of their lives, educators need to recognize they can either be an open door to all of the world’s possibilities or a closed window blocking the mind from opening up to its potential.
The second self-portrait that I would like to share is a poster I created to represent the philosophies behind educational psychology. The words strung through the hair represent all of the positive and negative things that affect me as an educator, as well as my direct and indirect effect on students.
It is important to remember that, while this blog focuses on the student, relationships with collogues, parents and the community is extremely important to the overall success of a classroom and the school community as a whole. Future blog articles will feature Community, Family, and School topics.