Here is a thoughtful examination of the role of educators:
The really hard part about teaching is the thinking. Because if you want to help people as an educator, you have to know what people are for, why they exist, what it would mean for them to be fulfilled, and what Good their existence is ordered toward. Suddenly, you are up to your chin in the most important philosophical questions that can ever be asked.
-Fred Sanders, review of “Education for Human Flourishing”
Questions to consider:
-Is the role of modern educators in our society changing?
-Is there a difference between education and training?
-Is there necessarily a connection between “what people are for, why they exist, what it would mean for them to be fulfilled, and what good their existence is ordered toward” and their education?
-Future teachers: Do you believe that your career will be “hard” work?