Being a Role Model

I have always believed my being a teacher,  I would  be in such a position to influence the many children I teach…

Accepting  and implementing  this realization;  My  being a positive role model, is a very important responsibility; not which I take lightly… Moreover, because I have taken on this responsibility;  It has been my opinion that I  need to demonstrate through my style and even my appearance , essential values that would teach my students how to balance their need to belong and be social to become a critical thinker, a person of integrity, and one who who would respect and accept our differences…

I have believed to accomplish this; I have had  to utilize my  flair for drama, art, and my professionalism thus making my  classroom warm, structured and a safe environment  that would foster such values as: having a strong work ethic;  practicing kindness with our classmates and others ; learning to be honest and speaking the truth; learning how to cooperate and work through conflicts with their words; and especially the understanding and acceptance of our differences…

Hopefully, the outcome for my students would be to learn and appreciate values that they will need to become  active and productive adults…living a true life… 

I feel the children of today who live in poverty, many  of the children that I teach, do not have positive role models to guide them with the choices they make ; Therefore, I have had to be  that  strong influence in their  lives…Hopefully making that difference…

4 thoughts on “Being a Role Model

  1. andrewmstevenson says:

    A Pre-school child, I believe, has moral values more attuned to the lives they will be leading than older children, or even adults. It is essential for them to have someone who will reinforce their values before they become ‘corrupted’. Parents must, and teachers can, in their absence, serve this roll. And the whole ‘process’ done with the love and security of compassionate people.


    • janisexton says:

      Thank you so much for your comment…I appreciate your input… I find myself trying so hard to make up the difference when a parent may be absent physically and or emotionally…And sadly some parents do not want better for their child…Janis


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