In Their Shoes

By Vicki Kriz — July 15, 2008 1 min read
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Although Ryan, blogger of I Thought a Think, agrees with The Flypaper blogger Liam Julian that teachers too often play the “How would you know, you’re not a teacher” card, he admits, with help from “famous education observer” Rambo, that the only way to truly understand the teaching position is to do just that—teach:

I think it can be universally accepted that teaching requires a certain skill set to transmit information to the students and get them to retain it. There's a science to teaching, and there's an art to teaching. I don't think it's out of line to suggest that if you haven't practiced the craft then you don't really have an authentic understanding of what's involved.”

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.