There are some people in the world who hate being questioned, and some of those people unfortunately become high school teachers. I’m not suggesting…

There are some people in the world who hate being questioned, and some of those people unfortunately become high school teachers. I’m not suggesting that my own teachers are like this – in fact, they welcome students in questioning their teachers’ assertions.   I’ve always believed that a great teacher is someone who allows their students to question what they teach to students. And by question I don’t necessarily mean disrupting the class to make some rude comment about the subject people are studying or the teacher. There has to be some level of respect maintained.   By question I mean that a student challenges what authorities in the subject they’re studying have said. Students who learn to question what they learn (in a respectful way of course) might just change how people view that subject when they become professionals. Challenging what the authority thinks is usually the first step in changing a viewpoint. It makes students really reflect on a subject when they’re asked to debate amongst themselves and with the teacher, especially.   We can’t always agree with the knowledge teachers give us. In a few decades, that kind of knowledge might be debunked by future generations.   – Allyson

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