The rantings of a teacher who retired from the classroom but not from education.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Those Who Can't Teach
As I read different blogs with posts about the masterbater Lori Wheal's, I think about all the people I know who have left the classroom. On the surface, they claim they want to make a difference, but that is not the real reason. These people just can't deal with the classroom. They don't know how to deal with difficult students. Many of them are even afraid of the kids they teach. It is so much easier to stand in front of a group of teachers and present mumbo jumbo theory that doesn't work than it is to work with children. Adults will be polite, will not interrupt and be non threatening. This often does not happen in the classroom.
As the saying goes, THOSE WHO CAN'T TEACH BECOME EDUCATION POLICY MAKERS.
A master teacher who really wanted to help students would not be running from the classroom, but running towards it.