I AM. My arms are sore, my shoulders ache, I’m strolling down the streets carrying my heavy bag topped up with worries and doubts about my teaching. Racked with guilt for having them and being too ashamed to say it aloud. Suddenly, Sir Google – galloping on a white horse in shining armour – comes to the rescue with his message: Do You Doubt Yourself? Doubting Thomas vs. Reflective Teacher and What Can We Learn From Self Doubt?
Article read. Dragon defeated.
I am no longer a doubting Thomas, the pavement gazer. I am in Finland, I am Anna the Viking.
ALL TEACHERS HAVE DOUBTS # NO DOUBTS EQUALS ARROGANCE # DOUBTS LEAD TO GROWTH