The Great Teacher
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, and with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
It’s a great honor to write a few words about teaching and about Michael Aymar.
Prior to twenty-five plus years in the psychologist’s chair and now, after retiring my practice, I have been a teacher. When I witness the legacy Michael left with his family and his many students, I recognize and understand the driving force in his work with young people.
In the words of the great psychologist, Carl Jung, “warmth is the vital element.” It is abundantly clear that Michael had humor and love that touched his students warmly and deeply. I’ve witnessed his legacy in the words of his students as they have shared his message. They have taken time out of their busy lives to volunteer at a series of events in honor of the Michael Aymar Foundation. They have shared anecdotes and facts. Most of all, they reflected Michael’s love with words of appreciation.
Teachers are sculptors. They take raw material and create works of art. The media teachers use are the curriculum and the student, but the vehicle is the teacher’s soul. As a tuned “instrument,” the teacher’s words are like beautiful music that affects the students’ vibrational field. Once moved, the student is never the same.
Michael knew this. That is clear by the fact that his students still resonate with his message. His wife Amanda and his son Peter know this, so they work tirelessly to offer his love through the Michael Aymar Foundation, so middle schoolers can continue to benefit from his legacy.
Honor the teacher. Support the sculptor who molds lives. We look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event.
Rosanne A. Bostonian, Ph.D., RMT
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