Khalil Gibran one’s wrote the following: ‘Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine. And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.
Loving one’s job is even more important if we work with human beings. In the field of education the most valuable attitude is about filling the work space with love, appreciation and the joy to guide young human beings towards their personal growth in all areas of life.
School Beyond Limitations’ facilitators join SBL because they love what they are doing. They love their students, they love spending time with them, they love growing alongside them, they love building relationships, they love sharing knowledge, experience, emotions, thoughts… they see their students as their own children and are ready to go the extra mile.
They think of their students constantly. They know that it is worthwhile investing time and commitment in their respective development.
Their work is love made visible and we can witness that in many ways.
When students write the following message to their facilitator:
‘I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt appreciation for your incredible work as my teacher. I am truly grateful for the dedication and expertise you bring to the classroom, which has had a profound impact on my learning experience. Your teaching methods are simply amazing! You have a remarkable ability to explain complex concepts in a way that is understandable and enjoyable. Your support and encouragement have boosted my confidence, and I am determined to actively participate and give my best in your class. I also wanted to share with you my commitment to further engage in the classroom. I am eager to participate even more actively, contribute to discussions, and make the most of the learning opportunities you provide. Additionally, I am determined to be even more attentive and focused during class to ensure that I fully grasp the material. I cannot thank you enough for the tremendous effort you put into your teaching and for shaping my education so positively. I consider myself fortunate to have you as my teacher, and I am excited about the opportunity for further growth under your guidance. Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you do.’
… then there is evidence that facilitators make a difference in their students’ lives because they show that they love what they are doing.
When students see that they matter and that their facilitator genuinely cares about them they re-align with their intrinsic motivation and they themselves start to develop a love for what they are doing.
In this way their work (learning) becomes love made visible.
At School Beyond Limitations we are driven by our mission to support our students to find their innate love for their inner essence.
Sometimes this happens fast, sometimes it takes longer. But never do we give up on a student. Together with the student and their parents we always look for the best ways we can to facilitate our students’ development in all areas.
Would you like your child to experience such a learning environment?