This is my Teaching Credo, a set of guiding principles for my practice.
In everything, have purpose
"Why am I doing what I'm doing? Let's remove all this busy work and get down to what really matters"
Be willing to change your mind
"I'll never die for my beliefs, because I may be wrong"
Create a warm classroom community
"Get the right people on the bus, before you choose it's direction"
Students are not blank slates
"I've always considered teaching to be a potluck; everyone brings something to the table”
Lessons learned in the process are more important than the final product
"Your car may break down 7 times on your way to your presentation, but all I care is that you eventually get there, not that you may have gone astray numerous times on the way"
Healthy bodies make healthy minds
"If I struggle to sit in a plastic chair all day, how can I expect my students to act any different?"
Always strive to become a better man
"The best mentor leads by example"