As an Associate Professor of education, I find that today's teaching is not just about standards and the content you teach; it is much more. As an education professional, you inspire others, engage in courageous conversations, and support students through difficult life experiences with compassion and understanding. Teaching takes as much heart as a skill to be a brilliant teacher.
The future of education must include teachers who teach with compassion, teach from a strength-based perspective, and engage in equity-mindedness. Building inclusive, collaborative learning environments with students, families, and communities is critical for future generations.
So, what does it mean to Teach Brilliantly?
Connect with students, families, and the community
Connect with your inner strength, heart, and skills as an educator and share those with the people you work with
Connect to your self-efficacy and resilience; to provide healthy and loving support to students, families, and communities, you must first take care of yourself
Connect to teaching and learning in meaningful ways; we are all learners