Inspire

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The classroom is where students file in, open a textbook, learn, and leave again to repeat the process in another room down the hall. However, there is more to a classroom than just learning.

Recently, I was fortunate enough to be part of a group of people who were given the opportunity to talk about who they thought were inspirational leaders. Each person choose someone different – yet each of these inspirational leaders had left a huge impact on each person. A common trait I noticed being mentioned was each inspirational leader was passionate and caring. They gave their time to listen and act which in turn inspired others.

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It has inspired me to write these three tips to remind students as well as teachers to highlight the importance of listening and talking to each other.

  • Students – when a teacher says come talk to me if you’re stressed or overwhelmed – they actually mean that! Don’t think they won’t want to listen to you.
  • Teachers – remember to remind students they can talk to you. It may seem obvious but sometimes they need a gentle reminder.
  • Top tip – try and not rush out the door to your next class – it’s those few crucial seconds were lives are changed. It might be that little moment you stopped and gave your time that people remember in ten years times – not the lessons.

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