Students vs. Learners?




This morning, one of my learners said, "I wish I was a teacher so I could learn a whole bunch of stuff. Wendell, do you want to take a couple of weeks off?"

At first, I was charmed. But then I wondered at how badly we - the collective we - have messed up the role of "student" that, even in an adult learning program, someone could think it is "teachers" that get to do all the learning.



2 comments:

Ginny Hooper said...

Something to ponder - although on the bright side times have changed since students thought teachers knew everything and had all the correct answers - at least they see teachers as learners too!

Wendell said...

Good point, Ginny! :)