The lesson here is not only true for teachers. I dedicate this to you who works in healthcare and hospitality services. Recently, I learned so much about “being” in the moment and listening to your true inner self through Co-active Coaching. As a Life Coach, I learned so much the value of “myself” than the skills I’ve learned.
This blog truly resonated a lot of what value on who we are as a person than the “what” of what we do. Therefore, enjoy “being” as you:
Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall,
I saw you as you rushed past me in the lunch room. Urgent. In a hurry to catch a bite before the final bell would ring calling all the students back inside. I noticed that your eyes showed tension. There were faint creases in your forehead. And I asked you how your day was going and you sighed.
“Oh, fine,” you replied.
But I knew it was anything but fine. I noticed that the stress was getting to you. I could tell that the pressure was rising. And I looked at you and made an intentional decision to stop you right then and there. To ask you how things were really going. Was it that I saw in you a glimpse of myself that made me take the moment?
You told me how busy you were, how much there was to do…
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