Last week I asked, “Why don’t we ask, Why more often?” I was referring specifically to education reform (or the lack thereof).
But how often do we only consider the What, When or How of what we do on a day-to-day basis?
In your area of work, do you stop to consider why you do what you do?
What’s the philosophy driving you?
philosophy(noun) – the critical study of the basic principles and concepts of a particular branch of knowledge, especially with a view of improving or reconstituting them
For what it’s worth this is the opening salvo in my educational philosophy.
“I believe all children are gifted & talented and it is my responsibility as an educator to help them realise this. We need to empower kids to learn, first and foremost about themselves, and how they can forge a sustainable future for themselves, their family and their community.”
This helps me to keep the “Why?” front and centre of my work as an educator, which is sometimes easier said than done.