Compassion means tenderness, mercy, heart, a strong desire to alleviate the pain or remove its cause. Teaching with compassion encompasses the way you speak to children, how you conduct yourself as a professional educator and your relationships with families, colleagues and educators. It also includes a place where you provide an environment of decency, kindness, warmth and a place where children feel safe.Teachers are the inspiration and imagination of education. As a professional workshop trainer I want to encourage educators to take risks and test new ideas in their classrooms after attending one of my workshops. I want to inspire educators to think about the process first in learning, rather than a final product.
Most importantly, teaching is an avocation, not a job. After attending one of my workshops, I want early childhood educators to reflect upon their role as 'educators' for young children and families. They need to know how special they are and what an awesome career they have chosen to follow - to educate and sow the seeds of desire to learn in all young children.
Why do I want you to attend my workshops?
I want to teach, encourage and inspire you. I want you to re-awaken your passion and fire-up your imagination. I want you to leave my workshops saying:
The Essence of Leadership & Motivation for Early Childhood Administrators, (2006, April)
Creating a Spiritual Early Childhood Environment: Five Activities to Nurture, Support, and Sustain All Young Children, (2009, May)
Promoting Positive & Supportive Relationships with Young Children using Peer-Mediated Interventions, (2009, May)
(Actual quotes taken from post-workshop written surveys as noted.)