classroom, student body, diversity, care, love
Mary: I guess it’s, it’s just, as a teacher you never know who’s sitting out in your classroom. Um, you know, and I firmly believe we, our, our education should be about educating the person that’s sitting out there, as opposed to the particular subject we teach, or the curriculum that we are teaching to, or whatever. It should be about those kids, and in my experience, I look out and I see a bunch of kids playing musical instruments, and, and you know, without delving into the kids’ lives too much, you never know what they’re going through, or what they’re experiencing.
Mary: So for young teachers coming into the profession, and just to keep that in mind, that kids are having all kinds of experiences in general. Not just with this, but, but uh, family and relational issues, and feeling like outsiders. And just to be, you know, good people I think. There’s, it might sound a little trite but I think when people are called to teaching, it truly is a location for people that care about other people, and the caring part is a big part, you have to, have to be a loving person, and you have to love those kids and if you do, then you won’t be judgmental.