Don’t let them diminish the role of teacher to (e-)librarian or minder. Don’t let them denigrate one of the most honourable, important, worthwhile functions of humanity. Never let them downgrade your job to facilitator. You are so much more than that:
- You have studied long and hard, and continue to research: you are an authority on your subject;
- You have thought carefully about how to present material in the best way possible, so that each student will understand well;
- You are the embodiment of your subject;
- You are a guiding light in their new and uncertain landscape – a role model to emulate;
You are the enabler of the next generation,
And the most precious resource a school has.