Furthermore, thinking back to the training I attended for work tonight, our speaker talked about how important it is as a teacher to guide children to do what is right and wrong because children are not born with the ability to know these things. A child's environment should be warm and encouraging in order for them to fully develop in their own way. I know that when I was a young child, my family, and other adults around me, showed me the love and guidance I needed to grow and learn. It is sometimes difficult to remember how much impact I actually have on students, but I try to keep this in mind every day, not only while I am working right now in a daycare, but later on in life as a teacher.
Can you remember having a role model in your environment who was a positive influence when you were growing up? It could have been a parent, other relative, friend, or teacher. I'd love to hear your stories! Share them in the comment box below!