Isn’t it amazing how sometimes our efforts to become technologically competent and of teaching our students how to become more globally aware, connected and competent are blocked by the leaders of educational institutions themselves?
I have found that leaders who are themselves incompetent in using technology find any sort of way to block the technology implementation initiatives of those who actually are competent. This is such a shame, they are at such great loss and so are our students.
I have decided that since the Abu Dhabi academic community has refused to publish any of my articles… I guess for “scholarly reasons” beyond my own comprehension… I will in the next few days, dare to publish my own theory here on tumblr. I hope it is of some sort of use… and if it is not , if it is absolute rubbish… I really do hope to hear some of you tumblrs’ opinions about it… hit me with the truth… I can take it!
One of the most important jobs of a teacher during any break is to heal. Working with people is a struggle any day. But to consistently work with people every day with the single minded purpose to help them grow and improve is a calling of great proportions that withdraws energy of great proportion.
When I am blessed with a “break,” I know that I must take “a break” lest I break under the strain. Truly, a tree without water will die and a flower without water parched by the sun will also wilt and die. So to, if I neglect the nourishment of my heart and soul, I will wilt under the pressure of being a teacher.
Teaching is a great calling, a noble calling, and towards this aim I shall ever give my life and soul so that when the last drop of my life is poured out, I shall know it was a life well spent.