I have had a great experience this week in visiting classrooms and learning how teachers teach the curriculum.
First off I think our system is not right we have students pressurized into learning lists of information and then regurgitating in an exam. The kids who can remember the best are the brightest!!??!!
When did this happen we are not preparing our kids to enter the world with a broad range of knowledge to act as a foundation to support them in the choices and decisions they will need to make.
We also have some fantastically dedicated and brilliant teachers and then we have well some who aren't. The teacher is a vital element in society and we’ve all heard “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world”, but teachers are actively instilling in our kids the educational experiences that will see them through life, they are nearly as powerful.
Teaching is a hard job but it should be a vocation not a job and the best teachers love doing it, which is true in most areas of life.