“The child is truly a miraculous being and this should be felt deeply by the educator.”
Italian physician and educator Marissa Montessori’s quote is one that is what I believe the true calling of all educators and the why behind why we are in this particular field: its all about the children. Just being alive is miraculous but so are the children that touch our lives. Their potential is limitless and just knowing that we can positively influence and help guide them to become their best self is truly a gift that keeps on giving. They are both a miracle and a blessing. There are however times we may lose sight of this based on the challenges they may present us from time to time but overall just knowing that we have the opportunity to impact them in many ways is a feeling that for me never wavers.
It is up to us that we recognize and empathize with them and their own story because no one story is the same as another. Each is unique and so long as we appreciate their diversity and show them the respect that they deserve it will lead us towards strengthening our bond with them as it will establish an unbreakable trust with them. We can only truly understand them and who they are when we take the time to do so in getting to really know them. They are our future and it is our responsibility to help them reach theirs in order to make this world a better place.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards becoming more socially aware?