Teachers are motivated by service. One Planet believes that the education and training of children is one of the greatest services one can render.
• Teachers seek to inspire their students. The primary role of teachers at One Planet is to inspire students in their pursuit of learning and service. The following quotes are shared for inspiration on this point:
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.”
“The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.”
~ William Arthur Ward
• Use appropriate discipline. Teachers are expected to maintain order and discipline in their classroom. However, physical and verbal abuse by teachers is unacceptable.
• Assume a humble posture of learning. We do not expect teachers to know all the answers on their subject or to automatically know how best to train every child. We do, however expect teachers to be in a constant learning mode. By this we mean that they should strive to be flexible, to be open minded, and open to the experiences and the learning of others.
• The teacher’s attitude is more important than their depth of knowledge. Our experience has shown that to serve our mission the teacher’s spirit of service, posture of humble learning and personal characteristics are of greater importance than their depth of knowledge, experience or academic qualifications.