The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.
If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.
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Will Richardson carries a wonderful post on Teachers as Learners, syndicated by Christian Long, over at Thinklab. Andrew Pass, himself an avid blogger, puts in the following comment in response to the Thinklab piece:
In Hebrew a scholar is called a Talmid Chacham. The word Talmid means student. The word Chacham means wise. Translated together the phrase means “wise student.” Hence, a scholar is truly a wise student. If teachers are supposed to be scholars than perhaps what they are really supposed to be are wise students. Just a thought.
Incidentally the company that Andrew blogs (and works?) for is Teachers Pay Teachers – a nifty little idea where Ebay meets the knowledge economy. Teachers post their lesson plans and worksheets, share them with the world, and pick up a little money when someone buys it off them. A great idea. My English Lesson-Plans are going up soon!
Also, a beta version of the model I propose for teacher collaboration in government schools in my previous post?