The teachers of today have changed.
Teachers are everywhere in every form. Teachers are not just those people found in schools, colleges and universities. I encourage you to look around and find the teachers that exist within our world.
I am a teacher. I teach my boys about life. How to live according to how we believe is a good way to live. They learn a lot from me. I pass on what I know when they are interested.
Their computer are teachers too. As are the many games they play.
The stranger on YouTube is an amazing teacher too.
Books can teach a thing or two as well. Not just the words, but the process of reading and discovering too.
My iPad is a teacher to my 2 year old - the current theme are numbers and letters.
A trip to a shop becomes and education.
And we soon discover that a forest, a falling leaf or a trip to the beach can teach us wonderful things too.
All of these things (and many more!) are our teachers. Once we realise this as a society, then the sooner we can let go of our obsession that only ‘qualified teachers’ can tell us what we need to know.