I’m an honors student in the elementary education program at my university, so I feel that it’s needless to say that I’m passionate about educating our future leaders and visionaries. I was in my Teaching Reading class this morning having a usual class discussion about matters relevant to teachers and the education community when a classmate of mine said “You know, my best friend graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is teaching now. When I asked her why she decided to teach, she said she wanted to make some kind of money until she found her dream job. It hurts me to see people not take teaching seriously.”
I have to admit that I have a number of friends who have done the same thing. Some of them are upstanding citizens who are intelligent and excellent role models, but I still cringe knowing that they jump into a heavily influential position with zero experience or background knowledge about HOW to teach. Others brag about how “stupid” easy it was and joke about our education system. Those people make me worry for plenty of other reasons. Part of the reason our education system may seem like such a joke is because of people like them, in my opinion.
Does anyone agree or have thoughts to expand on this?