First, start with a seed of hope in you.
Let that seed in you grow to bring fruit for other people to taste and enjoy.
The planting may have started from others but the watering should continue in you. Invest in yourself. Read. Never stop learning. All these things will come handy once you start teaching people. You can’t teach effectively what you don’t know. I added effectively because some people can teach with the least possible information they have and it can seem grand to the people listening to him, but in the end, it won’t be that effective. It may be informative but not fully effective. Mainly, because it lacks the necessary information needed by the listeners.
Next, plant seeds in your students. No matter how young, how old, how experienced they are, there’s always room for another seed to grow. Who are your students? Your kids, your kids’ friends, your neighbors, your actual students in the classroom, your colleague, the people around you...in short, every life can be a good soil for a new seed.
What is it that you want to plant in the people you are teaching? A seed of love? A seed of responsibility? A seed of knowledge? Whatever that seed is, remember that it is the season to plant, not to harvest. Don’t expect them to learn instantly. Some seeds take time to grow depending on how good the environment is.
It is time to plant. Enjoy it.
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