TEACHER / STAFF TEAM-BUILDING KEYNOTE
I believe we cannot give a student an education… but we can help them decide to want one. While science, best case practices, specific goals, and strategies are necessary parts of successful teaching, “human” interaction is vital to achieving success. The Art of Teaching takes the necessary and blends it with the vital to expose the secrets of great teaching we all know but that sometimes get buried. Teaching is a difficult and draining profession and revisiting the self-talk, self-respect, and self-realization of the profession can reinforce the effectiveness of the moments of interaction. Students need to find in those teachers who invest themselves in the success of their students. “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” Caring has specific actions and looks. The results and benefits of caring are immeasurable. Let’s revisit what we know about people and motivation, and find ways to reach even the most difficult students.