“Tell a kid you are sorry and they are in shock.”
As an educator, we must never lose the humility to say sorry when we are wrong and remember that we are not always right. And we should constantly scrutinize what we think we know so that we can be more correct.
Because to be an educator means that we believe in the malleability of humans, the ability for one to change from wrong to becoming right, from knowing nothing to knowing something, from being unsophisticated to being refined.
Hence, we should display this belief not only in how we deal with our students, but how we deal with ourselves, our colleagues, and the world around us.