We have all had many different teachers in our lives and vastly different educational experiences. Many of you may be able to instantly think of that teacher and know exactly how that teacher impacted you.
Now, think about where you are now in your life? What connection can you make with that teacher to where you currently are in your life? Maybe they taught you adversity, made you work hard, sparked your passion for your current career? Whatever it is, that teacher was a key individual in the trajectory of your life just as many people we encounter throughout our years.
Now, let’s imagine that teacher was not there. You never met him/her. How different do you feel your life would be now? How would your trajectory have deviated from its current path? These “What ifs” are interesting to contemplate, but that is the reality we are currently experiencing in education. You just placed a high value on that teacher you just thought of and how they impacted your life. The value is so high. That person was so crucial to you in your life that if they were not there, imagine how different would you have turned out?