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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Now That's A Teacher!

Hello World,

Some teachers see their profession as a job. They come in to a classroom for 5 days a week for a couple of hours, and then they go home. Then there are other teachers, like Harley Swiftdeer Reagan, who use teaching as their vocation and their life mission.

Harley Swiftdeer Reagan is a true teacher in the sense that he is constant student. That is, he is well-learned on a variety of topics such as martial arts and spirituality. He has studied with various medicine men and women, and he has used what he has learned to form the Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society. Harley Swiftdeer Reagan combines spirituality, martial arts, and holistic medicine to improve the lives of others via classes, workshops and the like.

Mr. Reagan is an example of what a true teacher should be, that is, one who is not only a teacher for teaching's sake, but one who is passionate about constantly learning and constantly focused on teaching what they've learned to others to better other people's lives.

1 comment:

BlogWise said...

Heard him speak before. He was a chain smoking, Dr. Pepper drinking blow hole who said "smoking is therapeutic" just before going into an emphysemic choking frenzy. His crazy wife said he can shape shift into animals. Lots of ex hippies seemed to have drank his 'kool aid' though.