I was checking out this infographic when suddenly something made me say, "Whoa!" As an educator, I was surprised, but then again, maybe I shouldn't be.
Public perception is what it is. See if you can find what I'm referring to. (You may not be able to see the infographic too well, so click here to see it at its original source.)
See below the infographic to read more about what I'm referring to.
Not seeing it? Follow this path to find your "ideal" music while at work:
1. Are you on the move while at work?
2. No, I do most of my work from a desk.
3. Is your job to be creative, such as artist, musician, or writer?
5. What is it you do?
6. I work with people all day.
7. In what kind of setting?
8. I'm a teacher.
9. What grade do you teach?
10. Kindergarten/ninth grade
So, the folks who created this infographic have decided that this is the profile of a teacher:
Someone who is not on the move at work and does most of their work from a desk (hilarious), is not creative, and [but] works with people.
For those of you who buy into that crap above, I highly recommend that you buy and read this book, What Teachers Do When No One Is Looking by Jim Grant. It will take you 5 minutes to read and it will warm your heart, and renew your faith in the teaching profession. When you are done reading it, you should then share it with every child you know so we can all start to give teachers back the respect they deserve.
What are some other things teachers do that would surprise the public? Add yours in the comments.