What came first, the student or the teacher?

“I've heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason bringing something we must learn. We are led to those who help us most to grow, if we let them, and we help them in return.” Stephen Schwartz

When I started teaching, as now, I did no formal advertising. If a student found their way to me, I took them in. I felt there was always a reason life had sent them my way and time certainly proved that to be true.

The people who surround us are our mirror. In them we can see the aspects of ourselves we like and like less. It is always telling. When I have someone in my world that is challenging for me to deal with, I pay particular attention. There is definitely something begging to be addressed when the emotional response is greater. My dear friend Daniel just smiles his quiet smile and then makes me look at things differently. When we need a helper, a helper comes our way, even when we don’t like it! The important thing is to observe the situation you are in and the people who are in it with you. Often in learning we become teachers too.

In the 15 years plus that I have been teaching, I can say I have learned from each of my students. Often their issues are my issues too. So today I will thank all of my past, present and future students and I welcome all those other teachers in disguise that life keeps sending me. Life is for learning!



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Bianca Pittoors & Marc Langis are Bianca Basso. Creators of original music with a vintage flavor, they are distinctive in their contemporary style.

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