A while back David Warlick expressed some regret about his daughter deciding to not follow in his footsteps as a teacher. I’m not sure how that feels (I’m a 4th generation teacher m’self…), but I find his musings on why she came to that decision (and who is to blame) to be very interesting.
My favorite quote:
I’ve worked under no fewer than 4 Superintendents, and I think my current one is the best I’ve ever had. Why? Because he’s the first I’ve seen that’s made some very positive changes within the system.
The more I teach, the more I feel like I’m a passenger on a cargo ship headed for a reef, desperately trying to paddle against the ship’s own momentum. Granted, there are a lot of other people manning the oars alongside me, but we haven’t been able to turn that boat around.
At least, not yet.
And I’m still rowing.