Monday, 7 October 2013

Teachers are no superheroes (for world teacher day)

Pedro De Bruyckere (1974) is a Belgian educational scientist at Arteveldehogeschool, Ghent (Belgium) ( since 2001. He co-wrote 2 books with Bert Smits in which they debunk popular myths on GenY and GenZ, education and pop culture. Pedro is an often asked public speaker, one of his strongest points is that he is funny in explaining serious stuff.

Pedro was asked to write something for World Teacher Day, find below his view on teaching
 more here

Teachers are no superheroes

They won’t save the world.

But they will save their children in case of emergency.

They are authors who write new works every single day.

They are directors of their own plays.

They are actors who will interact with their audience every time the class begins.

They need to be child prodigies in administration, keeping track of their own and their pupils evolution.

They are no parents.

But they will support their pupils.

They are no Google, they don’t know everything.

But they sure look better than a search engine,

and their suggestions will beat any search engine anytime.

They make you think.

They are no tablet, but were born in 3D.

They inspire to aspire.

They are forever young, because being young is contagious.

They make a difference, as Taylor Mali shouted.

They’re needed, more than ever as the OECD argues.

They make our children learn, smile and they console.

They are the ones who help discover the miracle of a first sentence being read.

They are the one who pick up the children in their world to open up the universe.

Teachers are no superheroes, they are always there for their pupils.

They won’t save the world.

They help to build the world, day by day.

Taylor Mali

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