Teaching is a giving profession. Thus, for many teachers the perspective of Ascendance in which one considers the “greatest good for all” is a common way of seeing the world. A sense of altruism and a desire to contribute to the betterment of others are primary motivators for many teachers. All of this is beautiful.
But, as teachers, it is important to remember that we, too, are part of the “greatest good for all”. When we make choices and decisions, and we want to consider the “greatest good for all”, we must remember to include ourselves within this context.
In your teaching experience, how often do you consider yourself when making decisions for the “greatest good for all”?
How may your students learn from you how to consider themselves within the “greatest good for all”?