Sara Saldez

Sydney, Australia

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Sara Saldez
Posted over 2 years ago
How important a role do you believe Passion plays as an educator?
When I speak of Passion in teaching, I mean being authentic, I mean being engaging and being there for more than your paycheck and holidays. I never yell at my students, for there is no need. But I care about each and every one of my students. And I love each subject area I teach, and teach them with gusto. I don't believe in teaching subjects anyway, I believe in teaching the students. There is nothing that I teach them, that they can't find for themselves in todays era. But what they wont find reading some webpage is words coming to life through a teacher who is truly engaging and passionate about being there and sharing what they know, and being open to being taught by their students.
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Sara Saldez
Posted over 2 years ago
Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius
I once was walking down the street after getting off the bus, and I had to stop right there get my notebook out and write the lyrics to two songs that were starting to fill my head. And I stood there, by the side of the road, writing them. I was going to wait til I got home, but I may have lost them by then. A similar occurrance happened one night when I was sitting on the floor in my living room, and a song came to me, i ignored it at first, but then it came at me again. I couldn't ignore it any longer, and it turned out to be one of my favourite songs to date. I can't explain where my creativity comes from, but I do know that it comes from some other place.
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Sara Saldez
Posted over 2 years ago
Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids
Amazing young girl. As a teacher, I believe in the power of reciprocal teaching and learning. I think most adults forget that whilst young people still haven't experienced the world in the same way as adults, they still have a lot to contribute. Most of them still have that eternal optimism that seems to diminish with age, and the ability to think in crazy and creative ways that most adults, again, have been taught "out of". The younger they are, the less experienced they are with the "bad" of the world, and are still seeing some things as if for the first time, because for them, it is. I have leaned a whole lot from my students ranging in age from 5 to 17 years old. And it's one of the reasons I LOVE what I do, and am so grateful I get to do it everyday.