As the teacher you are merely the facilitator of the child to bridge the gap between them and the knowledge. You are not a font, but a simple bridge. You have an amazing wealth of knowledge, experience and power in the room. Use it wisely to inspire and excite your class and be sure about your answers to all questions for they will hold them dear.
When the children in my class ask me;
Do you think I can do it?
Can I take this project home?
Can I show this to another class?
Can I work with my friends?
Can I work alone?
Do I have time to finish it?
Is this good enough?
Can I sit where I like?
Can I learn something new?
Do you mind if I complete some research on a topic that I like?
Can you leave me alone, I’m busy?
Can you help me?
Can I tell you something?
Are you ok?
Do you like your job?
Do you think I’d make a good teacher?
Should I pack my own lunch tomorrow?
Did I try hard today?
Are you proud of me?
I simply wear this T-shirt and don’t say a word. If they can’t read it, I’m not doing a very good job!!!
Have a lovely day!