As an act of creating something anew in our experiences as teachers, we are helped when we reflect on a component that may be missed with Transcendence. Within any act of Transcendence, for something new to be developed, something else likely has to be brought to ending or closure. In teaching, this can be a problem, as administrators and others tend to believe that constantly adding new ideas and actions is a mark of success. However, if additional “newness” is to be incorporated into the classroom experience, a wise question to ask is, “What must come to an end?”.
If you are wanting to transcend your current teaching experience, what actions must come to an end for you to create something new?
How can help your students see what they may need to bring to closure to create something new for themselves?