What Teacher Education Programs Did Not Tell Us
A teacher cannot be all things to all people
Teachers are a powerful and compelling figure in the lives of their students.
Students mostly remember their teachers…….not the courses they took
Few people will ever appreciate the amount of time and effort teachers give to their
Choosing to be a teacher is a rewarding profession.
Teachers are both role models and change agents
Teaching is like creating a painting, planting a garden or creating a piece of art
Most of the significant advances in civilization have been the result of the work of
Teaching is an act of faith in the promise of the future…Teaching is a way of life
Adapted from: James Marran, Social Studies Dept. Chair
New Trier High School, Winnetka, Ill.