But this means that you should also investigate what sort of learning your childrens’ teachers do. Do they buy books about teaching and learning? Are they reading in their subject area? Are they passionate about English literature, or the Beat poets? Do they quote William Shakespeare regularly?
We as teachers have to be learners as well. If we’re not on both sides of the desk, so to speak — if we don’t experience the “aha!” or “got it!” moment from time to time… well, then. What are we in this business for?