Question: Can anyone teach?

Answer: No, I don’t think so.  I think that the reality of teaching is that it’s really hard and it takes special people with a balance of passion for teaching kids and the ability to actually teach.

I mean, teaching kids new things is NO JOKE!  Teaching requires a bunch of super technical skills like the ability to pace a lesson, how to shift a lesson when things are going poorly and how to deal directly with kids on various levels of ability AT THE SAME TIME.

Oh and then on top of it all, you have to have the skills to manage the paperwork that comes with the job of teacher.

I have seen a handful of people in my career who had the desire to be a teacher, but they didn’t have the skills and couldn’t seem to learn them.