Today, I am in need of your help.
Part of my Teach First preparation is to come up with my “vision” for teaching and my students. I’ve sat on it for a while a tried to combine my aims and values, and came up with this:
I want to be the teacher who never gives up on a student, while never lowering my expectations. I want to inspire my students to be ambitious and to fight through all of their struggles to achieve their dreams. More importantly, I want to be the reason they encourage the children of their future to be the best that they can be.
My vision for them is: “To set ambitious goals and have the courage to achieve them, to have the resilience to overcome challenges, to look at their own successes with pride and at others’ achievements with humility“.
My vision may feel raw, but values themselves are inherently raw. I want all of my students to say no to educational inequality, and to say no to anyone who places limits on their academic success; just because of the postcode they were born in, or the family who raised them. I want them to be proud of everything they have achieved, and I want them to give every future applicant in this country a run for their money.
But what about you, do you share my vision?
Once again, I would love to hear your thoughts.