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.


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! :)