Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What Do You Teach?

At a gathering last week, someone asked, "What do you do?"

"I'm an assistant principal at Monticello High School."

After a couple of minutes discussing my current position, she asked, "So what did you teach?"

"Students." 

Recognizing that my response came across as flippant, I explained, "It's always about the kids. The subjects were social studies, reading and some academic skills, but it was never about that. It's about helping students learn about themselves. Hopefully, they left my class every day a better person because of me." 

I then asked her--and I ask you to do the same--Think of her favorite teacher. Was he/she your favorite because of the subject or because of how he/she taught you?





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