“Great teachers inspire.”
It’s been more than a month since I last taught in Thailand and the memory of those students is becoming more and more distant. I consider this two months of being away from them as a test drive of when I actually leave them. At the rate I’m going, I don’t think I’ll miss them too awfully much.
Whether they’ll miss and remember me however, is entirely in my own hands. I still vividly remember Mr. Pau, my 6th grade Chinese teacher and how he gave me a huge leg up in my Chinese language ability. I have every reason to become the Mr. Pau for these kids and have that type of long term impact on the world that I go on about.
It may not be true that everything is in my control, but if I take the attitude that it is, gradually more and more things will fall under my sphere of influence.
Kingston S. Lim
October 9, 2019