I’ve had the pleasure of working with some incredibly honest teachers over the years.
So, reactions like these (in response to this video) didn’t surprise me one bit:
“Wow. I don’t read like he does,” a few people admitted.
“I don’t read much at all, these days” others have said. “Who has time to read like that?”
“Well, I don’t. And if I am reading, it certainly isn’t anything as cerebral as King’s Letter From Birmingham Jail,” someone joked and then added quickly, “I’m not joking.”
“This is sad,” someone sighed. “I used to love reading. I guess I’ve been treating it as an unnecessary luxury.”
That is sad.
How can we create “beautiful questions about things worth reading” for our students when we’re not doing this for ourselves?