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  •  Educator? (11+ / 0-)

    The first time I heard the term "educator," it was used to make high school administrators sound impressive. Alas, now I hear teachers and college professors using the term to describe themselves! Filling out a form, I called myself a teacher. "Teacher?" was the response. "You're a university professor!"
    "That's true. but what I do is teach!" The highest praise Chaucer gives to his admirable Clerk of Oxenford is "gladly would he lerne and gladly teche."

    •  Well stated ... or well written. (6+ / 0-)
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      Lisa, wasatch, PSzymeczek, cpresley, Lujane, JanL

      I use educator rather than superintendent because it is less pretentious IMHO. I am basically a teacher who was asked to become an administrator. But I don't have all the answers or even most of the answers.

      Education is from my POV a collegial effort and the people I work with are my equals ... fellow educators.

      A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

      by slatsg on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 10:00:43 AM PDT

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