My impact on my students is a lifelong one. One that could be positive in the minds of some and negative to others. For this sole reason, I commit myself to vigorous preparation before any session with my students. It is my duty to contribute to building the self-esteem of these young one.
Coincidentally, in trying to achieve the above, I have realised my personal self-esteem is being enhanced. I do not intend to minimize the role I play in influencing these students’ lives.
Hopefully, the role will be positive, possessing the qualities of a “charismatic adult” who not only touches students’ minds but also their spirits; the way they see and feel about themselves for the rest of their lives.
Such influence is truly a rare privilege that I have prized and continue nurture.