“It is impossible to teach without the courage to love, without the courage to try a thousand times before giving up.” Paulo Freire
How does this quote make you feel? Do you agree with it? Have you always wanted to be a teacher? Explain. Post to your blog.
I think the quote is important. Love as Pablo Freire meant it is the ability to continue to accept and respect others in spite of their failings and their failures. Students sometimes fail at the tasks that teachers set them to, but a teacher will not succeed in teaching if the teacher is unwilling to accept this and teach gently.
Unfortunately the bureaucracies under which teachers are most often employed are as unemotional as lizards. The machine is not concerned with circumstances, or second chances. Sometimes teachers feel that their behavior should resemble that of the machine. At that point, they stop being teachers and become oppressors.