Happiness is not the destination but the journey. First, that is false. Those who say that focus on happiness and neglect knowledge is a fallacy. It is one of the sayings that we have to try to distance ourselves from. Because whoever thinks that humans are made purely for knowledge and not for emotions needs to take a minute. Right now, for example, we know that a child can learn with joy. Can they learn with fear? Yes. But what happens in the brain varies greatly from one person to another.
In your work, if you are happy you perform better. If you are unhappy, you don't do your best and you may even try to change jobs. But children do not have that option. It is also our mission to make them want to come back the next day. At the very least, we strive for well-being. Children will spend their childhood and adolescence in educational centers. What interests me is learning, but also that the child comes to school happy the next day. If you do not think like that, you might need to consider why. Everything evolves: technology, medicine, transport...everything evolves. And education… Why has education always been associated with resistance to change? That is paradoxical to me.
You can learn so much from children when you put your mind to learning. To do that, we have to go back to the child we used to be, to understand them better and vice versa. But if there is something that they teach us every day, it is to live life simply, to worry about the now and not tomorrow. For child to start to talk in just a few months is infinite. And to find magic in the small things. What many adults don't even notice, children find magical. It is that excitement that you pick up if you are surrounded by children. That is why being a teacher is a privileged profession.
We need to listen to children. And families and teachers, so we can transform all this together. We have to rethink many things, and it is essential that families take part in that. Family is the first educator, then school. For that reason we must work as a team.