Whenever I go down to Free Wheeler they have some new videos to show me. Some are downright hilarious, a lot are not something I would put on my blog. This one (or actually these two that I cut and condensed into one), I just had to share.
I love that last line “Because you were a student there?”
In my opinion, the one attitude that quote is responding to is the kingpin to the problems with Ed Policy these days. “I was a student for 12 years, I know…”
Unless you worked there as an adult, your view of what went on is through the eyes of a teenager (and younger). Half the students I’ve taught are amazed when they run into a teacher at the grocery store or a movie. They don’t think about those things. They don’t think about the time it takes to grade tests, prepare lesson plans or the backroom conversations we have with the administration because we’ve heard or seen something that worries us about the well being of our students.
Would you consider yourself an expert on running that grocery store just because you’ve been going there several times a week for the last couple decades? Could you write that program you use every day at your job?
I don’t think so.