Mission Statement

 

I am a Teacher. This is what defines me. This is: My chosen vocation. My calling. My mission. I teach. I am not driven by some inner mindspring of duty or dedication nor am I driven by some "higher" divinity. I teach because it is what I do. I did not become a teacher. I have always been one. Teaching has been an integral part of my existence throughout all of my endeavors, all of my "past" lives, all of my vocations. What I have become is recognized, licensed, categorized and regulated.

Despite this I still am a teacher.

As a teacher it is my role to guide you, to assist you in your learning. I will not solve problems, rather I will set you on course when you have strayed too far. It is my philosophy that you will appreciate only those things you have learned. And those things whatever they may come to be are not necessarily those things which are taught. I will not enable you to lose or quit. That is by your choosing. If you think learning is too hard then it is too hard. I cannot change what you think. If you give up, then I will move on because you have already chosen not to learn. But if you try, if you desire, if you attempt ... I will assist you in your education.

We all should have maxims to live by. I recognize some of my maxims through my father – not by what he said but by his actions – what he had done. It is this ideal: by doing, by acting upon. I have summed into one:

 What can you do today to make the world a better place?