by Gia Dalton
Who is the Conscious Educator? Conscious Educators are everywhere. Some have been successfully teaching for decades. Others are new to the profession. During this time of change, many have chosen to remain silent, for fear of retaliation. Some stand their ground and demand their voice to be heard. Many conscious educators pay no mind to the propaganda, and news headlines, as they know everything works out for the highest good. In this case, they hold the intention that students will receive the education they deserve, and teachers will be valued and respected, no matter what parameters. The conscious educator will preserve their profession for the sake of their students.
The Conscious Educator has completed the compulsory course of study for their degree and certification area. Many have also completed a Masters degree in Education, along with hundreds of hours of professional development. They have invested their money, time and energy in educating children as a public servant.
What does the Conscious Educator know? The Conscious Educator knows that no amount of “disbarring” of permanent certificate’s, standardized testing, or teacher evaluation systems, will disengage them from their objective…teaching children. There …I said it
When the Conscious Educator is met with opposition that appears to have been constructed to turn children into “standardized” adults, they are armed and ready to meet this challenge head on. They know that their education has prepared them for it.
Where is the Conscious Educator teaching? The Conscious Educator is teaching in both public and private schools. They will do what they have always done. When everything appears to be in opposition to learning, they will do their best! They find alternatives. They become even more resilient, by designing lessons that are not only standards driven, but engage students, with academic rigor, creativity, and imagination. The conscious educator laughs in the face of bureaucratic dogmas. They are not dissuaded by attack.
Bring on the testing. Bring on the teacher evaluations. Bring it all on. Rest assured, there are many bright, positive, Conscious Educators’ teaching your children with integrity, and ingenuity, in this country. They will not waiver, or be distracted from their objective, which is to do what they have always been doing…teaching students to do their best.
Gia Dalton is a Visionary Writer, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician, Teacher, Author, Speaker, Coach, and Intuitive Life Strategist. “My mission is to motivate, empower and inspire the lives of others with integrity, beauty and love.”