Education changes the way you approach problems. Any experience that has a formative and positive effect on the way you think, act, or behave, is, in essence, educational.
So, it follows that an educator is someone who has had a formative effect on the way you think, act or behave. We don’t stop having educators once we leave school. Instead, our formal educators are replaced by informal educators – colleagues, friends and family we learn from.
Let’s take a moment and think about educators in our lives in the past months – people who’ve changed the way we think, act or behave. And, let’s consider if we’ve done our bit to share lessons we’ve learnt and been educators ourselves, too.
PS: The truest sign of an educator – they are students first, sharers and teachers second.