Teaching Me About Teaching

In honor of Teacher Appreciation week, we’ll end on with this from Charles Blow of the New York Times who proves that people watching us work do get it. [EF]

Next week is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and, as far as I’m concerned, they don’t get nearly enough. On Tuesday, the United States Department of Education is hoping that people will take to Facebook and Twitter to thank a teacher who has made a difference in their lives. I want to contribute to that effort. And I plan to thank a teacher who never taught me in a classroom but taught me what it meant to be an educator: my mother…

…She showed me what a great teacher looked like: proud, exhausted, underpaid and overjoyed. For great teachers, the job is less a career than a calling…

FULL ARTICLE: Teaching Me About Teaching

POST SOURCE: NYTimes.com Op-Ed

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