602. Laboring the soil / Daily effort

One day teacher of English B said to teacher of English A, “I think your hidden work makes classes efficient. Or may make, if you prefer so. Classes are the performance of a lot of ‘hidden’ work by you.

Think of your planning the classes, while thinking about the real classes and the students, the sudden spark that comes up to better the classes, the continuous learning and improving as a teacher, likely failures, struggling to improve and grow as a person, as a husband and father, and as a colleague too, the trascendental view of your daily work, your correcting tests late at night (or not), your searching stuff on the Internet. Without that hidden, and so not bright and gleaming work, your classes wouldn’t work well and help your students learn English.

Oh, and also count on your perseverance day after day.” / Photo from: farm-tractor co cc. A John Deere tractor.


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