Thursday, September 18, 2014

Teachers are Gardeners (30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 18)

Create a metaphor/simile/analogy that describes your teaching philosophy.  

Gardener by one2c900d, on Flickr
Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License   by  one2c900d 

A good teacher is a constant gardener who plants seeds, celebrates new growth, and looks hopefully to the future for a bountiful harvest.    Like a gardener clearing away the weeds and providing fertile, nourishing soil for tender roots to unfurl, teachers labor to create a stimulating, safe environment where ideas, skills, and people can grow.   Teachers and gardeners know that while it's their job to cultivate and encourage new growth, they ultimately have to trust in the promise of the seed.