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You pave the way, I walk
Your path, triumphantly.
You flatten ground, I build
A citadel of kosen-rufu.
You teach me, I listen
And absorb every word.

A mentor is wise but always learning.
A mentor cares but does not coddle.
A mentor wins with his disciples.

Your words inspire and
Remain with me.
Your actions show how
I should live.
Your life shines and
Brightens mine.

A mentor is stern when need be.
A mentor is gentle through our trials.
A mentor wins with her disciples.

You will leave people more
Capable than you.
You will live on
Forever in my heart.
You will leave your mark
For the endless future.

My mentor, I will fulfil your wish.
My mentor, I will carry on what you began.
My mentor, I will win with you.

A mentor wins with their disciples
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For the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about how great it would be if there were an organised group for educators within SGI-UK.

Apparently there is. They had a meeting at Taplow Court on Saturday at the same time as the student division study day. It seems like they’re quite small at the moment with not a lot of activity, but they’re there.

I managed to get an e-mail address of someone who was involved and I’ve now been added to the educators’ group (albeit prematurely). Exciting.

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Here at Tutorspree, math is by far our most in-demand subject for tutoring. We see more requests for math help than for the next two most popular subjects combined (English and Science, in case you’re curious).

Math is so difficult for so many people that books and even Barbie dolls have been devoted to the hatred of the subject. On the contrary, it does come easily to some — there always seems to be at least one kid in every school who skips two or three grades in math and breezes through calculus.

Is being good at math about genetics, practice, a secret sauce teaching method, or something else?

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"True religious commitment and the true spirit of education are actually two manifestations of the same ideal of the complete liberation of the human being."

- Daisaku Ikeda
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"Education is not selling bits of knowledge or pouring information into a student’s head. True education is awakening in the student a method for acquiring knowledge through his or her own powers, providing the student with the key to unlock the storehouse of knowledge."

- Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Soka kyoikugaku takei
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"When I say be creative, I don’t mean that you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem."

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Today was my last day of helping out at the High School of Dundee maths dept. I’ve really enjoyed my time there, despite my general feelings towards independent schools.

Such gratitude for those teachers who let me into their classrooms and taught me a lot about the teaching profession. An invaluable opportunity which will surely have a significant impact on shaping me as a teacher.

Perhaps I’ll return there one day. For now, goodbye, beautiful school.

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"This body of ours in the end will become nothing more than the soil of the hills and fields. Therefore, it is useless to begrudge your life, for though you may wish to, you cannot cling to it forever."

- WND-1, p760
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