A teacher’s perspective is not often available, and when it is, it makes for interesting reading !
Over the last 25 years, I have taught at seven schools in seven countries – from Canada to India, Singapore to Germany. I’ve learnt a lot about what it takes to be a great teacher and run a great school – most of all from my students.
Here are five things my students taught me.
- Textbooks are less than half the story
- A classroom needs to be a team
- Silence is the opposite of golden
- Subjects don’t matter, skills do
- Teachers teach even when they’re not teaching
Matthew Raggett is the headmaster of The Doon School and the author of How your Child can Win in Life: The Doon School’s Headmaster on Raising Kids who Love to Learn).