Theme of the week: Democracy
Democracies depend on their citizens to what extent the strengths of democracies are unfolded, and their weaknesses are kept in check. Democracies are demanding systems, depending on their citizens' active involvement and support - an attitude of informed and critical loyalty; as Winston Churchill put it, "Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."
As teachers and educators, we are important key players when it comes to democracy and human rights. Students get during their time with us basic knowledge about what democracy is and how it works, they learn through studying, discussions but also through practice. But then we as teachers are also role models. Our CHS students mirrors our behaviours, and our actions. To truly teach our students, the value of a true and fair democracy, we need to not only listen to one another, but also fight for what we believe in. As a CHS family we share a common goal: "Enlightening the minds and changing the lives of our youngsters". With this in mind, let's take on this week with determination to stand our ground with compassion and integrity and not once lose sight of what our dreams are for this magical school.
Reflection for the week:
- How do you listen and empower the students in your class?
- How do you deal with your own mistakes and those of others?
- How do you turn the classroom into a place, where people find together solutions for tasks and problems?