What it Takes to Teach

When a teacher is afraid to think her own thoughts, she cannot possibly teach classically. If she wants a text book to tell her what to think, if she can’t dig into the subject or artifact beyond what the text book publisher tells her, if she doesn’t continually learn, if she can’t unfold the heart of the story then all she can do is sit brooding on the surfact of her own life with little to offer her students, year after year after year.