Legislators: Read this.
The most important thing educators do is not test students. It is not measuring how well they meet standards. It is not making them read another book or complete another set of math problems.
The most important thing educators do is see, encourage, and nurture our students.
Do Look at Me That Way
As I walked the halls of one of my district schools, I caught that unmistakable look in the eye of a child. As a middle school principal for more than a dozen years, I had seen it many times before, in the glancing looks and pained expressions of far too many young people.