Mar 18, 2013
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Just A Teacher

Everywhere around us, people are defining and articulating what it means to be a teacher. Politicians, columnists, businessmen, and even academics, all try to explain what it’s like to be in the four walls, in front of the class. I suggest we try something different. I suggest we try talking to teachers.

This podcast is that place. I hope to capture the thinking of regular, everyday teachers here as they respond to the same six questions.

  1. Define your role as a teacher.
  2. What is your favourite part of teaching?
  3. What needs to improve in education?
  4. Describe a time when you got it right.
  5. Describe a time when you blew it miserably.
  6. Who was your favourite teacher?

The idea being that these six questions allow teachers to reflect on their role and value. Hopefully, these questions also will begin a conversation amongst us as we openly look at the highlights and lowlights, our successes and our challenges.

Episode one features a good friend of mine, all-round good guy, J.P. He also happens to be just a religion teacher.

If you would be willing to sit down and answer my six questions for this podcast, please drop me a line on Twitter @kempscott.

Edit: All episodes of the podcast can be found at http://justateacher.ca

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