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AT SERVICE

Teachers are at the service of their students. ๐Ÿ™Œ

I always want to be a better teacherโ€ฆ and when I say teacher, itโ€™s not just referring to yoga.

But how can I be a better teacher to my students, to my children, and to myself?

Being a teacher means taking on a leadership role. So what makes a good leader?

Itโ€™s interesting. ๐Ÿค”

When I think of the word โ€œ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณโ€, I always feel some narcissistic tendencies. It sounds like dominance, authority, attention, and a little egoistic. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

But teachers ARE leaders. Instead of focusing on dominance and authority, we should view our roles as an act of service.

As a teacher, we do have to hold the authority. But when we are not careful, we can appear too dominant at times.

It may be a harsh thing to say, but we can give people the feeling that we are teaching them to seek attention and approval. We didnโ€™t mean to, but we can show up that way.

There is one tip that helps me to stay in line with maintaining authority without being โ€œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜คโ€, which is to remember our role as a teacher, and that is to be at the service of our students. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ

โ€œ๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€ โ€“ Adam Grant

By reminding ourselves that we should not display the dominant nature of a teacher/leader, we will be able to listen and observe our students more closely. ๐Ÿ˜Š

We are leaders. But can we be leaders who also listenโ€ฆ

We are teachers. But can we be teachers who also learn and be ok to be wrongโ€ฆ

The key is to find a balance between the two.

It is not easy. And it takes practice. ๐Ÿ’ก

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