NEW YORK — It took me several years to fully understand the concept of what makes a good teacher, and why it might not work for everyone.
I have learned, however, that the teacher who is not a great teacher is not the worst teacher, nor is the teacher whose teaching is not as good.
There is a difference between being a good and a great educator.
Good teachers understand how to make students understand, relate and empathize with their experiences, how to provide a welcoming and welcoming learning environment, how students can be connected to the world around them and how to connect them to their teachers.
Bad teachers don’t do that, or at least they do not try to.
Bad teachers are not good teachers.
Bad educators, however talented, lack the ability to help students understand and relate to their experiences.
Bad teaching is about using fear and shame to hold students back from developing empathy and understanding, to suppress their natural curiosity, and to manipulate and manipulate their students.
Bad teaching is a waste of time and money.
Bad educators do not understand the human condition, the human psyche and the human heart.
Bad education is a trap, not a tool.
Bad public school teachers need to stop hiding behind their profession, as bad as it is, and learn to recognize and teach others, too.
I am a public school teacher.
I teach my students, students in every neighborhood in the United States, in every public school in America, to love each other and respect one another.
I teach them to love, be kind, and be compassionate.
I believe that teaching is the best way to create lasting, positive relationships.
Bad or not, bad or not bad, I teach to teach.
It is the only way I know how to teach well.
I do not pretend to have all the answers.
But I do have a lot of experience with bad teachers, as a former teacher who worked with some of the worst of them.
My first job as a teacher in the early 1990s was a job I was not particularly qualified for.
It was a teacher’s assistant position in the elementary school.
My job was to be an aide to the principal of a small elementary school, which meant I had to go to the principals office and speak to them about the district.
We had to meet with them at least three times a day.
The principal was a good guy, but he was a very stubborn guy.
He kept telling me, “I don’t want to teach this class, you must have your own way of teaching this class.”
I told him this was a false dichotomy.
I knew it was not his way of working.
I told the principal, “He’s got a way of doing things that is totally different than the way we teach here, and he’s got to do it differently.”
I tried to be a good aide, but the principal kept telling us to go outside.
When we went to the playground, he told us to keep going, to get outside.
I said to the assistant principal, in an angry tone, “Why are you telling me to go in front of this school and do this?”
He said, “Because he’s a bad teacher.
He is going to tell you to do this and you’re not going to do that.
He will yell at you and push you.
He’ll throw you out of the way.”
The next day I went back to the classroom, and I told my assistant principal what I had told him about the bad way of the principal and said, “I’ll just walk outside and try to help him.”
So he came out of his office and we walked around the school.
I asked him, “Is there a reason why you’re going to come out here to help the principal?
Is it because you think he’s bad?”
And he said, ‘No, no, I have to tell the principal that he’s just not a good person.’
I said, OK, I’ll do it.
He told me to come outside and I walked around.
I talked to people.
He told me that they were just people, and that they did not know what was going on in the school, and they didn’t understand what I was trying to teach them.
I thought, I’m not going there.
I’m going to get out of here, because this is not going well.
So I left, I walked down the street.
I walked into the park.
I went out in the neighborhood, and a guy yelled at me and said to me, ‘Why are we doing this?
Why are we yelling at each other?
Why is this happening?’
And I said to him, ‘I don´t know.
He’s a jerk.’
And he went back inside.
And I came back outside and he yelled at everyone.
I don`t know how many times that happened.
And then I went home, and there were people in the front door, and my assistant had a very,