From the Editors' Desk
From the Editors’ Desk: Our Current Narratives Aren’t Enough
You can tell from perusing this issue that we’ve been thinking quite a bit about “super-teacher” stories here at the journal—the narratives surrounding what these teachers do, where those narratives come from, and how they affect our identities as teachers and learners.
Recently, Kirstin received a big, fancy award for teaching. She’s having some complicated emotions about it: proud, yes, but also worried she’s contributing to the public narrative that only a few teachers are worthy of recognition. Or the narrative that part of being a great teacher is taking on public leadership roles. Or—most insidiously—the common narrative that you can spot a great teacher from a mile away.