Destroying the myth of the super teacher
Roxana Elden is not a Ph.D. without classroom experience dishing out advice full of sunshine and rainbows for new teachers; she’s not the child psychologist talking about how current educational policies – and teachers in particular – are destroying the self-esteem of the nation’s youth; she’s a ten-year veteran of the profession who well remembers the exhaustion and disillusionment of that first year when hope runs high and sleep runs dangerously low as one pursues the impossible image of “super teacher” Hollywood loves to portray:
“Super Teacher: Force of nature, does not need support from colleagues, does not need a full night’s sleep and with the right training, doesn’t really need experience.”
With honesty, humor and practical advice, she provides teachers with real advice complete with several grains of salt for flavor in this talk as well as her book See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers By Teachers.
Trust us, watch it and scoff, newbies, but bookmark it for October.
The reality of educating.Posted by Kate Rinsema