Teachers, guides, mentors and coaches appear in many forms and often when least expected.
Many times you never meet them but read their words, listen to an audio or see a video. Or perhaps meet one of their students who introduces you to their work.
I have listened to many teachers over the years and heard absolutely nothing that they said. In one ear and out the other. I wasn’t ready to hear what they had to say or teach me. But years later something will lead me to them and I am ready.
I am beginning to build a list here of the teachers, guides, mentors and coaches who have helped me over the past decades.
I won’t include people such as my principal when I was in Grade 3 and 4. I got to know him very well because I spent most recesses sitting in his waiting room. He was a wonderful man but I was always in trouble. hahaha