How educators and parents can make teaching children and others easier!
This week, Back to school time and during any other time of the year, there is a way educators and parents can make teaching children and others easier!
In this video, I share one sentence (a quote) that has been shared with me that will change the way you teach and help others too.
It’s the responsibility of parents, teachers, and educators to keep teaching kids so they can grow up as well-rounded individuals who have a passion for learning.
But how do we keep doing this?
Teaching kids (and in general) is hard work!
Fortunately, I’ve found the easiest way.
In fact, ever since I heard this 11-word quote, it’s been stuck in my mind time after time,
Therefore, I want to share it with you because I think it’s very reflective of what I’m trying to get across to all parents and educators.
“Do for one, what you wish you could do for everyone.” —Anon
Sometimes as teachers, educators, or parents, we feel overwhelmed and it seems that we can’t make a difference in everybody’s lives. So why should we even try?
We can’t impact 150 kids. So why put the effort into it?
We can’t change the lives of 30 kids in our classrooms. So why should we work so hard?
Here’s the thing, there is real-life truth to this – but the impact we have on just ONE person creates a ripple effect.
Teaching and passing on wisdom has a way of becoming contagious.
One might ask, “Well, how do you do this? I mean, is it really that easy to do?”
I can tell you, it was easy for me to do but it took me a grab-by-the-collar, a kick-in-the-pants, and exposure to something really cool.
It wasn’t this most incredible event.
It took a defining moment and you, too, can provide that for these kids.
In fact, I’ll give you a real-world example of it.
Experts started tracking how fast a human person could run a mile back in 1870.
In fact, they decided to include some medical experts and concluded that it was physically impossible for a human person to run under a four-minute mile because they literally felt their heart would explode.
Then in 1954, Roger Bannister did it.
Here’s the fun part, it took almost 70 to 80 years of recording this kind of data up until Roger Bannister did it and proved them wrong.
Then it only took 49 days for the second person to do it.
Also in 1954, 7 people ran under a four-minute mile and since 1954, tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people have run under a four-minute mile.
Leverage the determined action of others
So what changed? Did the human body change?
Did our hearts just get so much stronger, that we could finally do it?
Do you know what changed?
One thing changed!
You are teaching thousands of Roger Bannisters.