It was one of the most intriguing dynamics that a teacher could ever hear from one of her students. “You are our teacher,” says the Spiritual Warrior. It was the first day of classes at Young Scholars of Egypt, in New Cairo (Winter 2015). Yet, it was one of the most important lessons for that year.
For Lauren K. Clark, the truth and magic of such words indicated how children were equal partners in the education process. Of even more importance, it was also significant insight that children have the ability to recognize an educator. After all, it is the student who selects the teacher. And for the Spiritual Warrior, such words from her youthful mouth radiates to the power of a child.
The fact that she was the first to speak such words was evidence in the ability of children to recognize if this particular bearer of knowledge is the real thing. If one were to delve further, it could be articulated that such a statement incites the call of the teacher to her class. And in the words of an Asian proverb, “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” For Ms. Lauren’s K-Gs the Spirits of her Divine 9 recognized the sacred contract of knowledge with a young woman from Atlanta, Georgia.
One of the most intricate realities concerning a child’s recognition of the teacher is the matriculation of space. How the teacher creates balance, intricacies, and harmony in the classroom is one indicator concerning how students will connect with that space; and how the students view the teacher’s movements, in coordination with that space.
Then of course, there is the spiritual lesson and connection that the teacher has with her/his students. Such was heavily felt by Ms. Lauren, in seeing and feeling the energies of her Divine 9 Angels. How they moved in the classroom, and in the field during their physical education class, was a revelation into the rhythms and personalities of their souls. The rhythms of their learning patterns, and its intunement with Ms. Lauren’s own teaching patterns. A guide for her to achieve some form of educational balance.
The words had been spoken, and the magic spell was cast. With the Spiritual Warrior leading the way, the call was answered. And safely in their grace, the journey of teaching and learning had begun.