I never fail to be fascinated as I come in contact with people who, on the surface, should be the role models for learning.
Why? Because they’re teachers!!
I have to make it clear right here that this isn’t a mass epidemic, yet. But it is something that I seem to be seeing more frequently…probably because I’m paying more attention to the situation. Nevertheless, it’s there, and it doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.
Why am I on this rant?
Because we, teachers, should be setting the example, leading the way for our students and advisees as they, themselves, prepare for their inevitable dive into the deep end of the working world pool.
I never really gave this a whole lot of thought as I was wending my way through my own college adventures. It definitely wasn’t on my radar screen while slogging through the mire that made up the University of Georgia’s bachelor’s degree in English. But I also wasn’t thinking about how that degree was going to get me anywhere in life, it was just a degree that was expected of me.