What do teachers do?

Must reading: The Teachers, by Sarah Blaine. Click on the link. Go read it before you get any further in this post….

Finished? Read Blaine’s last paragraph again:

The problem with teaching as a profession is that every single adult citizen of this country thinks that they know what teachers do. And they don’t. So they prescribe solutions, and they develop public policy, and they editorialize, and they politicize. And they don’t listen to those who do know. Those who could teach. The teachers.

I have nothing to add.

Categories: Teaching & Learning