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Ten common myths about teaching | eSchool News

Ten common myths about teaching | eSchool News | Language Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

It seems everyone has an opinion about teachers and their profession these days … and most of them aren’t teachers.

 

Perhaps it would be a different matter if the conceptions of teaching were like those of NASA engineers: smart, genius! Or maybe like those of firefighters: brave, self-sacrificing! However, in our nation’s current climate, saying the word “teacher” is like Forrest Gump opening a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get, as teachers too often are seen as a convenient scapegoat for the perceived problems that are plaguing public education.

 

eSchool News recently asked readers: “If you could clear up one misconception about teachers and/or teaching, what would it be?” Our goal was not only to help others understand these misconceptions, but also to learn how teachers feel they are perceived by others.

 

Here are 10 misconceptions about teachers and teaching that emerged from readers (responses edited for brevity):

 

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No we haven't 'literally killed' the English language. Or metaphorically ... - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

No we haven't 'literally killed' the English language. Or metaphorically ... - Telegraph.co.uk (blog) | Language Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Language boosts invisible objects into visual awareness - The Guardian

Language boosts invisible objects into visual awareness - The Guardian | Language Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The Guardian Language boosts invisible objects into visual awareness The Guardian The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said that, "the limits of my language mean the limits of my world," meaning that we can only understand the world through...
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The Welsh language is not nearing extinction, but it needs to be put to use ... - The Guardian

The Welsh language is not nearing extinction, but it needs to be put to use ... - The Guardian | Language Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Yet another article warning of the Welsh language's imminent extinction.
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