Presentation on theme: "Patience An active, not a passive, virtue. Patience Persistence allied with a determination to help others learn Restraint, rather than release To harness."— Presentation transcript:
Patience An active, not a passive, virtue
Patience Persistence allied with a determination to help others learn Restraint, rather than release To harness frustrations and fatigue To keep a steady eye on what they hope will be others’ understanding of what they teach
Patience Patience enables teachers to suspend disappointment and frustration Allows teachers to bear with students’ misconceptions and misunderstandings Teaches students to strive and strive again to get something right Provides an example of behavior that the best teachers are always trying to provide
Patience “Patience gives students time to learn.” ◦ Patient teachers restrain themselves ◦ Patient teacher extend themselves without complaining ◦ Teachers accept the responsibility of extra work when they take up their calling ◦ The graceful acceptance of necessary tedium
Patience “Patience takes into account the weaknesses of youth.” ◦ Teachers are foolish if they expect their students to behave prudently and with discretion at all times. ◦ Inappropriate behavior can be turned to good use with restrained indignation.
Patience “Patience hopes for, assists the growth of, but does not anticipate maturity in students.” ◦ What cannot be corrected becomes more tolerable with patience. ◦ What teachers pretend to tolerate with patience may after all be corrected.
Patience “Patience suffers fools gladly.” ◦ The challenge to teachers is to channel youths’ natural ebullience into the search for knowledge without dampening their curiosity and fun.
Patience “Patience never loses sight of the goal.” ◦ Keep your eyes on the prize. ◦ Allow nothing to distract or deter
Patience “Patience gives rewards to the self.” ◦ Blaming themselves for their students’ failure to learn can hazard their success as teachers. ◦ Helpful to remember that much responsibility for their students’ learning and maturing lies with others.
Patience All teaching is an exercise in patience. Sometimes it is our students we must endure; sometimes it is ourselves. “I can’t go on; I’ll go on.”