(Taken from material by John Wink)
Adaptable - to their teaching environment and the numerous needs of their kids regardless of the resources they have or the expectations placed upon them.
Believer - in their own abilities, the abilities of their kids and in the power of education.
Counselor - to help kids conquer the emotional barriers that consume their lives.
Diverse - in their approach to help all kids learn.
Energizer Bunny - #NuffSaid
Father - to the many kids that don't have a positive male figure in their lives.
Guide - to show each kid his way to a prosperous future.
Honest - with themselves first and with everyone they influence second.
Innovative - in finding new ways to help each kid learn.
Jack of all Trades - skills that are often developed through many hours outside of the work day.
Knowledgeable - in content, pedagogy, law, and countless other things that are needed to make them effective.
Learner - because they know that the teacher must always be the first learner.
Mother - nurturing kids and providing them the love that many do not receive.
Neighborly - always modeling how to be kind and considerate to everyone they meet, especially those who don't respect them.
Optimistic - seeing the opportunity in every obstacle.
Persistent - because giving up on kids is not an option.
Quick - in their response to every situation.
Resilient - picking themselves up and dusting themselves off when they fail.
Supportive - of kids, peers, parents, administrators and education as a whole.
Tenacious- full of grit and determination to help every kid learn.
Understanding - that learning takes time and that some kids grow faster and in different ways than others.
Visionary - in their approach to improve the profession and the world one kid at a time.
Wild - about life, kids, teaching and learning.
X-Ray - the ability to see the potential in every kid.
Youthful - in their approach to life and teaching.
Zealous - in their love for learning and their passion to instill that love for learning in every child.
I grew up in Martin (Tennessee) and have lived in Denver (Colorado), Greenville (South Carolina), and now mostly in the Fort Worth (Texas) area since 1981. I have worked with churches and Christian schools most of my life and am the founder of and a consultant with PS Tech Group. My dedication is Success through Technology.