I would like to wish all Teachers (including myself), a Happy Teachers’ Day. May we continue to facilitate wonderment and awe in our students about their experiences so that they will be ready to think for themselves when the time comes.
Here I would like to print a quote (from Maxine Greene) that I learnt in my Master of Education course at the NIE:
“We who are teachers would have to accommodate ourselves to lives as clerks or functionaries if we did not have in mind a quest for a better state of things for those we teach and for the world we all share. It is simply not enough for us to reproduce the way things are.” (Greene, 1995, p.1)
Greene, M. (1995). Releasing the Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts, and Social Change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.