Teachers share 23 things they'd love to tell their students but can't
- Teachers and educators are full of usefull information for students and their parents.
- But sometimes, beurocracy, classroom management, and other outside factors can prevent teachers from being completely candid with their students.
- To help kids succeed in school and out in the real world, we asked teachers to share what insight they'd love to pass on to their students that they normally wouldn't be able to.
To maintain order in the classroom - and to keep their jobs - there are some things teachers just can't tell their students, even if they want to.
But some of these things, while perhaps controversial, could end up being a service to young people, if only someone would just tell them.
So we asked teachers everywhere to weigh in on the one thing they'd love to tell their students but can't, and more than 50 teachers shared their insights.
We've (anonymously) included some of the most constructive thoughts here:
'Really, all this stuff you learn is probably not that important'
'Don't waste this opportunity'
'You are not your test scores'
'The world can be very harsh'
'Adults don't always know best'
'I don't like standardized tests either'
'I love you lots ...'
'We're not that different'
'Don't be afraid to fail'
'Don't sweat the small stuff'
'There are only so many spots at Harvard'
'Tests aren't everything'
'Learning won't always be fun'
'I'm also addicted to my smartphone'
'I respect you and wish you the best'
'If you don't work hard, you aren't going to get any better'
'I hate homework, too'
'Don't worry about testing'
'Life isn't all about qualifications ...'
'Relax and have fun'
'You're not the only one'
'Learning is a life-long process'