The Saddest Thing About Being a Teacher.

The saddest thing about being a teacher is seeing the amount of wasted potential leaving our school gates every year.

How dispiriting it is to see what standardized testing and what some (often well-intentioned) teachers can do to a young person’s confidence and sense of self-worth. (What makes it worse is how often I am part of the problem myself.)

I despair at the amount of young people who finish school without a sense of purpose and belief that they can change the world in their own special way.

Foolish optimist that I am, though: I live for the day when schools will realise that their job is not to create businessmen and doctors, or even good test-takers, but to help every child to find the desire and the confidence to make their own special mark on the world.

And to be happy.

All the rest follows.




About Sean Hampton-Cole

Fascinated by thinking & why it goes wrong➫ (Un)teacher ➫iPadologist ➫Humanist ➫Stirrer ➫Edupunk ➫Synthesist ➫Introvert ➫Blogger ➫Null Hypothesist.
This entry was posted in EDUCATION and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.