The Importance of Loving Teachers in Education
When it comes to the love of teaching, a teacher’s compassion will shine through in their actions toward their students. A teacher who loves teaching can bring passion to their instructional materials, but a teacher who has compassion and empathy can transform their classroom.
At Casa de Corazón, we strongly believe in the importance of educators bringing joy, passion, and love to the school. Love is a powerful force, and loving teachers bring a unique spark to the classroom that can ignite a love of learning and improve a student’s relationship with knowledge and learning.
Sparking the Flame of Learning: Teaching with Emotion
Emotions are intrinsically intertwined with learning and are integral to the overall learning process. Teachers who recognize how emotions affect a student’s motivation can learn to harness these emotions positively. Certain emotions help activate the reward system of the brain. These positive emotions include interest, passion, wonder, curiosity, joy, and wonder. Teachers who love teaching can find different ways to engage these emotions in all students to help them broaden their perspectives and discover how to respond to challenges appropriately.
Negative emotions can affect a student’s learning outcome too. However, when there is compassion in teaching, a teacher can recognize anxiety, sadness, disinterest, stress, or fear. Expressing empathy while adjusting instructional practices is the sign of a loving teacher, which can allow the student to reengage with their environment and the learning material.
Nurturing Relationships: Attachment-Based Teaching to Meet Students’ Social Needs
Students of all ages have social needs, though each student’s needs will vary. A loving teacher will prioritize their students’ emotional needs and work to build a strong, positive relationship with them. When you see your child’s teacher talking to them during playtime or connecting with them over something like a personal interest that excites the student, they are working to build a nurturing relationship that allows the student to trust them. Strong relationships can help create better classroom dynamics and a more positive learning environment.
Understanding That Relationships Are a Priority: Students Remember How Teachers Make Them Feel
When an individual genuinely loves teaching, there is typically an underlying compassion for children. These two forces are crucial for making your students feel valued, safe, and respected. A teacher’s actions and words greatly influence a child’s outlook on education. Teachers who genuinely love teaching will be more capable of being flexible and exciting in their instructional models to meet their students’ changing needs. Students remember the teachers who made learning fun or sparked an interest in a new topic, but they also recognize the teachers who made their classroom a safe space for everyone. They remember the positive emotions that came out of the classroom.
Unfortunately, sometimes teachers leave a negative mark on a student’s memory. However, a natural love of teaching brings about more effective teachers who can make a more profound difference in a student’s outlook on learning and the world at large.
Spanish Immersion Early Learning Programs
Casa de Corazón prides itself on offering your children a cultural immersion early learning program. With loving teachers and staff passionate about their place in your child’s life, you know your child’s teachers will engage and interest them in the curriculum while also helping them feel loved, safe, and valued in the classroom. To learn more about our unique experiences, you can request a tour to discover the opportunities that await!