Choice and Presence are, respectively, the first and second steps on the Arc of Transcendence. Choice and Presence, though, can only take us so far. We may be unwilling to note or take responsibility for these steps, and instead act as if we are simply suffering the circumstances of our lives. Awareness forces us to move beyond this complacency, as Awareness asks us to actively and consciously assess our actions and their subsequent outcomes.
Awareness moves us along the Arc of Transcendence as we evaluate how effectively our actions contribute to our desired teaching experience.
What motivates your actions relative to your teaching experience? Your feelings? Your goals? Pleasing others? Pleasing yourself? How does your answer make you feel?
What would your students say motivates your actions in the classroom? How does your answer make you feel?