Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I am so tired of hearing "Those who can't do-Teach." That is so demeaning to the profession of teachers. It seems to make the assumption that teachers are lacking in the intelligence and ability to succeed in anything--because they they teach! We need to change our mind set big time.
I was very good in my job with my company but grew tired of the job. But my knowledge was valuable so I became an instructor. Those whom worked with me for years knew I could do the job I was teaching others to do- but the new students were under the "Those who can not do-teach" mentality which made teaching more difficult than it needed to be. Teaching is difficult enough without adding the "doubt" of in their abilities.
Even if you win awards in acting, have add awards in art if you are an artist, a famous mathematician, a plumber, a roofer, a salesman --once you begin to teach what you know suddenly your credibility is in question with that phrase. So I am asking everyone who reads this to end that phrase and add this one, "Those who have done it and done it well can and do become teachers! "