No matter how deep our knowledge of pedagogy is,
No matter how many degrees we have,
No matter how smart we are,
No matter how many times I say “well done”
No matter how I have climbed the leadership ladder,
Or how I have ticked your book,
No matter how many books there are in the library,
Or how many iPads we have,
How many worksheets I’ve prepared,
Or how much I impressed the principal or the parents.
No matter how many posters I put on the wall,
Or charts near the door,
No matter how nice I make the walls look.
“My students will not learn one thing unless they know that I care about them.”