“A teacher who can be replaced by a computer should be.” – Sugata Mitra

by mrcfmoore

I have recently had a few conversations with friends about the future of teaching and teachers in general.   l love the quote that Matt used at the end of this post (which is now my title), it perfectly describes my thoughts, and conversation conclusions recently.  

Ideas like the flipped classroom seem to have provided so people with the idea that classroom teaching is on the way out.  But I agree with Matt, teachers are in the business of relationship building first, teaching comes second and is much easier if the relationship is solid.  

Sorry this is a shorter reflection this week, I just wasn’t really inspired to write about any of Matt’s other posts.