I attended my sorority meeting, the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc, Rho Chapter today. At the end of the meeting, we always have food and fellowship. One of the sorors brought in 16 bean soup, It was muy delicioso!
She shared the recipe, but when I arrived home I still Googled it. There are soooooo many different ways to make 16 bean soup, but I noticed that they all shared core ingredients.
Of course, I started thinking about the education aspect of a recipe. What "ingredients" can we put together to create a good teacher? What ingredients are a "must have" to "serve up" a wonderful educator?
Here's my list of ingredients (The amounts are arbitrary, it sounded better with measurements):
10 gallons of patience
1 clove of empathy
6 gallons of humor
3/4 cup of willingness to admit mistakes
2/3 cups of humility
5 lbs. of life long learning
7 dashes of flexibility
1/4 pound of love of reading
3 cups of desire to help others
2/3 cups of high expectations
4 teaspoons of kindness (a little goes a long way)
generous amounts of knowledge
1/2 tsp of aversion to worksheet only lessons
1/4 cup of non "teach to the test" spices