A teacher’s job isn’t to teach
A teacher’s job isn’t to teach. It’s to facilitate learning by creating the ultimate environment to do so. Compulsory education is a misnomer. Education can’t be forced, so it can’t be compulsory. A learner only learns when they want to learn, just like the saying you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink.
The lesson here is, if you’re a teacher, work on the environment you’re providing. Also, you are your own teacher. Therefore it is your job to facilitate learning by creating the ultimate environment to do so. Set up the environment so that you not only learn what you want to learn, but so that you also come across the things that you might want to learn.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.
I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.
On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.
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