The Presence you bring to your teaching has the power to transform your experience.
If Choice creates the opportunities for certain experiences in our classroom, Presence, the second step along the Arc of Transcendence, solidifies this experience. Presence is how we “show up” to do the work of teaching, and all the steps this entails, both inside and outside the classroom. You can make the best Choices as a teacher, but if you do not back these Choices with the power of your Presence, you will fail.
How would you define the primary state of Presence you bring to your teaching activities?
Do you consider your primary state of Presence to be a benefit to your students or a detriment? How does your answer make you feel?