The privilege of being a teacher

Had a three-and-a-half-hour dinner with education students from the first phase of my teacher education career, when I was a lecturer at Northcote College of Education. It feels like a miracle to be able to reconnect with these students from the late eighties. A bigger miracle is that their personal attributes have remained the same: their personality, their temperament, their smiles, their speaking style, their facial expressions, their voice, their little habits, and the values they hold on to …It is as if they were my students of yesterday, except that they’re now much more knowledgeable. The intervening years have not pulled us apart; we quickly chatted as heartily as we did in those days. How many other occupations allow you to enjoy this kind of lasting and uncomplicated relationship?Imageteacher

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