I read an article recently titled “Soul-Filled Teaching and Learning” by Steve Van Bockern. In this article Van Bockern asks the question “Why do we not teach to the heart and spirit, those things that touch us deeply, what might be called soul-filled teaching and learning?” I’m reminded of the words of Mother Teresa: “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” Substitute teaching and we’re talking about serious soul.
It seems that soul-filled teaching is teaching with passion; it is having the courage and vulnerability to love what we do as educators in and out of the classroom. Soul-filled teaching is allowing learning to happen.
The article opens with the words of Albert Einstein and I’ll end with them:
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”