Lessons Learned In Working With Children

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I have learned many things throughout my years working with children. The first and (arguably) most important thing I have learned is that patience is very important. It may take many tries to achieve a goal but the ‘trying’ aspect is what is crucial to learning. We live in a world of instant gratification and the ‘try’ aspect is starting to become lost. For many people if they do not see the desired result instantly; they give up. I want to show my students that it is okay to not get things on the first, second or even third try but to have patience along the way because mistakes are learning opportunities. It is important to have passion and excitement about what you are teaching. The children have much more willingness to learn when they
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