Wow, this is so true!
"But no one can fully understand how difficult teaching in America’s
highest-need communities is until he or she personally experiences it.
When I solved engineering problems, I had to use my brain. When I solve
teaching problems, I use my entire being—everything I have. A typical
engineering task involves sending an email to a colleague about a
potential design solution. A typical teacher task involves explaining
for the fourth time how to get the variable out of the exponent while
two students put their heads down, three students start texting, two
girls in the back start talking, and one student provokes another from
across the classroom."
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