Thinking About the Public Perception of Teachers

A dynamic crowd of thoughtful, relentlessly positive professionals gather on Twitter on the third Thursday of each month. September's #teaching2030 chat was trending before the hour was up. (That means a lot of people were doing a lot of chatting using that hashtag!) Here are the highlights:


  1. Question 1: In your experience, how do non-teachers view teachers and the profession?
  2. Question 2: What differences exist in how teachers are perceived nationally and locally?
  3. Question 3: What can you or your colleagues do to alter the perception of the profession?
  4. Speaking out to the non-education crowd...
  5. Question 4: What do you hope the public perceptions of teachers will be in 10 years and how can that be achieved?