Why do you do what you do for a living?
If you can’t answer this question, it’s time to consider. A set of core teaching values should dictate how and what you teach, and a break in the line between these three pillars can bring the whole church crashing down.
When you lose your direction, you lose motivation, and as long as you hang on for dear life in teaching, your students won’t get the best of you. The reverse also rings true: a teacher who knows WHY can help students discover their own directions and identities, which is when the magic happens.
Thus, welcome a series of ‘What’s your WHY?’ guest blogs from dear ELT colleagues from around the world, detailing their WHY-HOW-WHAT. You can read my own thoughts here, which I read semi-regularly and edit to make sure my ship is still pointing where I want it to go. Everyone’s will be different; it’s always interesting to get perspectives from other educators, and you might even be able to borrow an idea or two. Sharing is caring, so let me know if you’d like to contribute too.