Do you know how to live your life
without dividing it into work and play?
Can you respond to whatever comes up
without getting all breathless and flustered?
Can you see through all the confusion
without making things worse?
Do you need a teaching qualification
To love and help your students?
Between becoming a teacher and your retirement party,
do you really have to teach?
Is it possible to let learning happen
without making it happen?
To be a teacher, look after your students.
To be a teacher, forget “your” subject.
Don’t rely upon titles, books, certificates, job descriptions.
Be the best in the class, but don’t be the boss in the class.
This is teaching as it is meant to be done.
*My original commentary on Chapter 10 is here