“And because, in all the Galaxy, they had found nothing more precious than Mind, they encouraged its dawning everywhere.”
– Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
There can be no better reason for getting up each morning than to interact with other minds. As teachers, we are thrilled by the added privilege of helping to shape a few of those minds. To put it better, we provide a key part of the environment for minds to flourish, amid a targeted assortment of mental stimuli provided largely by ourselves.
Thrill your students unceasingly to the core of their being; widen their perspective and enrich their creative mind space. Send them out to surpass the stratospheric heights of your thinking, and above all, leave them wanting more.
“Giving children something with which to surprise their parents is one of the greatest gifts a teacher can bestow.”
This ‘In Brief…’ article was originally printed in the June 2016 edition of UKEdMagazine.
Richard Dawkins @mrhowebsbh Assistant Head – Bahrain