Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #43
Another book that really impacted my teaching last year was Carmine Gallo’s Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the Worlds’ Top Minds.
Tip #9 - stay in your lane.
Play to your strengths. But I think this has another dimension: don’t use your platform as a soapbox. In other words, don’t have a hidden agenda.
I used to do this, though. I’d spout off about my liberal doctrine in class.
I don’t do that anymore. My job is to get kids to think, not tell them what to think.
So everything I teach reinforces my lane - which is I’m all about my students learning about themselves (what are their strengths and what are their passions) and then trying to tailor the curriculum to fit that.