Teaching To Teach One's Self

I love teaching. In a very real sense, I teach to teach myself, to understand myself. It's like writing. To do it, I need the sensitivity of a butterfly in touching the lives of students where they are in their world. Not just theory, but real life. The many years I've taught in school, I'm glad I've always been made aware of this: Essential teaching is less "informational" and more "formational." I believe that's where true learning and life change take place.