The Teacher Manifesto
We do not believe in talent. We believe in limitless opportunities. Talent is a biased word that positions some students above others by means of “natural” predispositions. That is not our mindset. We defend the idea of effort and patience.
We believe that EVERYONE can learn. No matter the pace. No matter the method. We are educators and it is our job to find the route to our students’ learning processes, whilst supporting them to find their own path to success.
We do not just focus on progress. We don’t just focus on results and we do not just focus on outcome. Instead, we focus too on process. We encourage our students to stay focused on enjoying the learning journey. Effort is to be rewarded. Results with no effort is luck. Effort with no results is also education.
Always think long term. Always aim at becoming disposable. Ego is the enemy and education is the only driver. Don’t create dependents but instead, create thinkers. Meta-thinkers.
Treat each lesson as if it were your last and think carefully about each word, each instruction, each life lesson.