I have enjoyed finding lesser-known holidays to celebrate on my blog, I hope you have enjoyed learning about them. Here is another one… Did you know today is National Parents as Teachers Day? In honor of all you parents and teachers I found this informative article (originally posted on Medium.com) that I would like to share.
- Great teachers are not superheroes; they are everyday heroes. Teachers are everyday heroes…. Robert Hawke, a principal-in-residence at Achievement First, says, “Teachers are also mothers, and husbands, and people who need to go grocery shopping and would occasionally like to spend some time volunteering at church or — gasp — reading.”
- Great teachers are not saviors; they are inspirers. Children are strong, magnificent human beings who are not waiting to be rescued, they are bursting to grow. Great teachers inspire children to draw on their own strengths, interests, and communities to accomplish great things.
- Great teachers are not magicians; they are practitioners. The work great teachers accomplish is the very opposite of illusion. What great teachers do to accomplish that work should be on display, deconstructed, and shared to improve everyone’s practice.
- Great teachers are not interchangeable; they are individuals. Teachers have strengths and weaknesses, preferences and interests. A teacher who thrives in one particular situation might not thrive in another. Teachers are most successful and happy when they work in the subject, school, context, and communities that best fit them.
- Great teachers are not lone rangers, they are team builders. Behind every great teacher, is a great mentor, and behind every great teacher who loves teaching, is a great team. Great teachers are a product of other great teachers who have built them up. Great teachers do not work alone.
This post has been summarized, to read the post in its entirety please visit the original blog: https://medium.com/@debryc