The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, â€œWhatâ€™s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?â€
He reminded the other dinner guests that itâ€™s true what they say about teachers: â€œThose who can, do. Those who canâ€™t, teach.â€
“Why do we have to learn all of this dumb stuff?”
Of all the complaints and questions I have heard from my students during my years in the classroom, this was the one most frequently uttered. I would answer it by recounting the following legend.
One night a group of nomads were preparing to retire for the evening when suddenly they were surrounded by a great light. They knew they were in the presence of a celestial being. With great anticipation, they awaited a heavenly message of great importance that they knew must be especially for them.