The teaching experience is not built upon comfort, but rather upon the sense of possibilities inherent in Transcendence.
Although we may all like the comfort that comes from teaching a consistent set of courses and curricular content over the course of several semesters, we need to recognize that this predictability must be balanced with a sense of possibilities for transformation within ourselves and our students. When we become too comfortable, we can become resistant to evolution, within ourselves and our profession. By engaging with the steps along the Arc of Transcendence, we are asked to reconsider our intentions. Each step along the Arc of Transcendence propels us into learning something new about ourselves and our experiences within teaching. Comfort is left behind, as Transcendence emerges.
What motivates your teaching more – a sense of comfort or the desire for Transcendence?
Do your students suffer because you long for the comfort of predictable teaching?