I know I’m a teacher and I should probably have a few answers… but not today. All I’ve got are questions…
- How can you impact someone in just 4 months?
- Are teachers any less insecure than their students?
- If some teachers are writing off students and calling them “hopeless,” how did they end up in the front of the classroom? Will tenure keep them there?
- Which is better- to give the impression that some students are your “favorites” or to hate some students saying that they will make you jump off a bridge or using profanity and put-downs when talking about them?
- What percentage of female teachers are sexist?
- Was Jesus ever accused of playing favorites?
- Has anyone considered the possibility of spreading positive “gossip” about students among other teachers?
- Where is the line between criticizing someone constructively to build them up and criticizing someone to try to bring them down?
- When should you speak up? When should you shut up?
- If you’re trying to give every student special attention, are you still playing favorites?
- How do you balance love and sternness?
- Do some people decide they are going to have a bad day before they even turn off their alarm clock?
- What does it mean to succeed?
- How can you have direction if you have no one to follow?
- What kind of future are we helping these kids work towards?
- What do these kids (and teachers) really need?