Sometimes the best teaching is when we get out of the way

The video of a small child grappling with the ethical questions around eating meat is a powerful example of a teacher (his mother) getting out of the way while her child goes through an entire philosophical investigation from start to finish. I often say that, as teachers, sometimes our job is just to get out of the way. Here's why:

arvind s. grover

I am a progressive educator, a podcaster (, a blogger, and dean of faculty of JK-11 school (building a high school) in New York City.