Learning is never easy, but it becomes impossible when we are not present enough to learn. Learning is not something that we can successfully complete, when our minds are elsewhere. Many label themselves as “failed learners”, never understanding that the quest for learning had not failed, but rather the presence needed for learning had not appeared.
When you are not present, you are operating with limited power, because you are not “here” enough to exert your power. A lack of presence is a precursor to failure.
What has brought you here – to this moment?
How much of your classroom success depends on your intellect and abilities and how much depends on your presence or showing up learn?