Teachers and writers have a lot in common, and not just their creativity. I came across an article I wrote about this back in 2008. I've reposted it on my other website, Writers' Know-how.
Here's the link: Teachers and writers. Do pop over there and have a read.
It strikes me that much of what I wrote is especially applicable to teachers of ICT and Computing. My experience was that some teachers have a kind of double-think attitude: they acknowledge that you know a lot more about it than they do, but at the same time they regard you as more of a technician than a teacher, ie not a real teacher.
Perhaps it's just me, but just to give you one example: in one job I was a member of the senior leadership team, in charge of ICT advisers, technicians and others. I also have a first degree, a teaching qualification and a masters degree. But when I was invited to take part in a conference, my role was to move the slides along in my line manager's PowerPoint presentation!
I actually don't think it is me, to be honest. I've met the same sort of attitude towards anyone with a particular set of skills. Is it that experts make it look all too easy? Or is it that some people who are non-experts in a particular field are resentful towards, or envious of, those who do?
Well, I'm not a pyschologist, so as Fats Waller would have said, "One never knows, do one?"
Anyway, let me know what you think of the article!