Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Teaching Tip #168

Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #168

Several years ago I was taking a Learner’s Edge graduate class in which we had to read Todd Whitacker’s What Great Teachers Do Differently.

In the book, he was talking to a young teacher who had just spent the day observing a 30 year veteran.

The young teacher was amazed at all the things the vet knew that he didn’t.

When he asked the veteran teacher how she knew so much, she replied that she’d been teaching 30 years.  

And here is the key point, which she added, - While I might have taught for 30 years, I haven’t taught the same year 30 times

That’s brilliant.  She has learned and grown and changed her mind several times.

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