I have been teaching for a few years now. It has been the most interesting and funny enough – educational time in my life. I’ve spent most of my life in school.
I was thinking about What Teachers Do, and there are so many things that teachers do. But the main thing that teachers do is bring stuff out of their students. Teachers create experiences for students.
Sometimes what a teacher brings out of a student is a thirst and desire to learn. It is a wonderful enterprise to be able to challenge and mold minds – young and old. I don’t know everything. I’m not perfect, but I am your teacher. My goal is to create this experience for students where they are able to reach down inside of themselves and learn no matter how painful and difficult it might be. They step up to the challenge.
Sometimes what a teacher brings out of a student is all the angst and anxiety that they have from learning. Typically, it’s stuff that has been impressed upon them by previous Dumb Teachers. They might come at you – forgetting that you are the teacher. It really sets them up nicely for getting graded in the same tone that they bring.
Either way – What Teachers Do is they bring stuff out of students – A desire to learn or an anxiety to learn.