A feature of this text is a series of questions designed to give you an opportunity to stop and

reflect on what you have been reading, particularly as it applies to your own upcoming life as a

teacher. Take the time to assess yourself when one of these features presents itself.

. Plutarch said, “The mind is not a vessel that needs filling but wood that needs igniting” (1992, p. 50). 

How might this statement be applied to the 21st century in a way

that is the same as, or different from, Plutarch’s time?


. Do you think it will be difficult to celebrate your students’ achievements if their level

of knowledge exceeds your own? 

How do you think you will need to treat such a