Nadežda · Teacher at DNS

Why did I become a teacher?

Because I am a rebel.

But let’s start from the beginning – how did I get to this?

First of all, teenager me didn’t get from school what I needed. Also, I didn’t know what I needed and nobody could help me to find it, because it is our individual responsibility in the end. It wasn’t all so sad though! Desperate search of the purpose got me where I am now – a place in the DNS Teacher Council.

 

Where I am now?

In an uncomfortable place of an educator of the future generation. I see it as a gigantic, out of proportion, responsible and scary task and I love it! I love to be confident in the era of self doubt, to struggle with by-products of “system education”, to fight for progress, to seek alternatives, to transform my worldview through every single step on the way. Believe me, it is a restless life – to be a rebel teacher.

FYI, teacher in this context is something radically different from what you imagine. To be honest, it is radically different from what I imagine too! My strategy now with the role of a teacher is to not give it any definition, but, rather, continue with a list of tasks and responsibilities.

One day a student asked me “What is your power as a teacher”? What is it, I though? Most importantly, it is not a power OVER somebody, but a power with and within. Power of energy, I guess? The more energy I put in the learning process the more power I project. Power to empower.

Coming back to the rebel me.

Every day I rebel against myself, against conformity, against hopelessness and powerlessness.

I see DNS Teacher Training as a lifestyle which will challenge the concept of education in the world and help people like me to transform and find the unique kind of teacher within.

Either we rebel or we don’t.

 

A rebel teacher at DNS The Necessary Teacher Training College
A rebel teacher at all times.

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