A few weeks ago, I wrote an honest confession about the struggles that I’ve had to feel connected with my kids this year.  The bit really resonated with readers, generating a ton of comments on the Center for Teaching Quality’s version of the Radical.

One of my favorite comments came from Deidra Gammill — a SUPER bright mind and SUPER great writer who ought to be blogging herself.  Deidra’s argument was that the movie versions of teachers that are pushed on society actually do more harm than they do good by setting unrealistic expectations for who we are and what we do.

Deidra’s words are still rumbling through my mind — and while I’m sure there’s a longer form post brewing in my mind, I whipped up a slide with an adapted version of Deidra’s thinking tonight.

Hope you dig it:

(click here to download and view original image credit on Flickr)


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