On Love and Teaching

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Paano ba umibig ang isang guro? (How does a teacher love?)

Time and again I’ve heard people say that teachers make the best lovers. They’re kind, understanding, patient, and most of all – nurturing. In my biased point of view (haha!), I’d have to agree!

But on a more serious note, Valentine’s Day is making me think of all the times I was called to love and witness love inside my classroom. What does love mean to a teacher? How does it look like in a classroom?

Today, I reflected about all the stories I’ve shared about my children and what I do as a teacher. What I’ve come to realize is this – all these stories are LOVE stories. Whether it ended in laughter or tears, the prime mover for all of these is love.

So here’s a compilation of my favorite love stories in the classroom. Happy reading and in the words of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ, “Fall in love, stay in love and it will decide everything.”

Love is believing in someone.
Every Teacher Needs A Champion
Your Smile Matters
Meet My Student Coaches

Love is helping someone achieve their dreams.
Our Christmas Story
The Open Classroom Project

Love is allowing your heart to break.
Yesterday, I Cried

Love is believing there is still some good left in the person who broke your heart.
Yesterday, I Cried

Love is more about what you do than what you say.
Charlie