I was recently asked by a colleague, what my goals for my classes are. Not necessarily an unusual question, at least not for a teacher. I’m not sure why this time struck me as different, but the question really stayed with me. My answer could included grade distribution or test scores but that isn’t what teachers hear when asked these kinds of questions. The question we really hear is, “Why do you teach?”
The school year is almost upon us and I, like many teachers, am savoring the last few days of summer.
I’ll admit it….it’s been a few years since I was a student. Being in graduate school for the last year has brought a fresh wave of empathy for my students.
Can you guess where I am? Better yet, can you guess why?