15 Comments

  1. Lori Lisi

    Hi George,
    ‘Education is a servant profession’, resonates with me, as a Catholic educator. For the past 30 years, I’ve had the privilege to serve the students at the York Catholic District School Board, and for this I feel truly blessed. The reward for me was not what I, as an educator, received; but rather, my reward was the positive impact that my service had on student learning. “It is in giving that we receive.”

    Thanks for highlighting the
    moral purpose of our work, which is, ‘to serve for the common good’.
    Cheers! 🙂

  2. Kadange V. Mvula

    Interesting article. Indeed, teachers develop the whole world in the end analysis as their behaviour and actions have great future influence on the students that pass through them.

  3. Sherry Kerr

    Great article George! What a blessing to have read this on Thanksgiving Day. I have been an Educator for 34 years and I am thankful that I serve children. Your words are true. You can always find an educator in a room full of people hanging with the children.

  4. Hey Pal,

    Just a quick note to say thanks for this. I needed it today.

    Hope your family is beautiful and rewarding and a source of renewal for you.

    Rock on,
    Bill

  5. Julie

    George thank you for these reminders. I have recently returned to the classroom after 8 years in administration. Teaching has been transformed by technology and communication – both positively and not so positively. Instruction has been transformed and involves students in the learning. Data is readily available and lots of it. All of this has asked of teachers to do so much more. I’m deciding what my next steps are in education. I always try to remember why I went into education- for the students.

  6. Cheri Izbicki

    George,

    After 35 years of educating students, staff and myself, I would also add that every educator must provide BALANCE in their lives between school and home. Because we are servants, we tend to serve more at school and less at home because our school needs us! Well, our family needs us as well!
    Also, our staff have plates that are turning into platters! As long as they keep the middle of the plate (platter) reserved for the joy of learning, they will be successful!!
    Enjoy your blessed family! Becoming a father can put a new perspective on life!
    Happy Holidays!

  7. Thank you George for this great reflection. I see a lot of similarities in your post with the work that we do developing leadership in our schools.

    Thanks again, see you next week in Toronto!

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