July 22, 2011

Love of Children and the Passion Within Us

     According to Louise Derman-Sparks, passion comes from within. She states that she just always loved kids, baby-sitting and playing with them.
     This is important for educators. If you do not have a love for children, you really aren't in a place to be working with them. They will also be less likely to learn in the environment created.                  

“A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him.” ~ James Baldwin

1 comment:

  1. Very nice quote Clara! It is so true, I see so many teachers that talk about children they can't stand or dislike. As professionals I think we need to learn to distinguish between not liking a person and not liking a behavior. With children, it's usually behaviors we don't like and we need to learn to deal with those behaviors effectively.