So you are attending for child's first teacher conference. You are nervous. You want to be assured by the professional at the other side of the table that your child is doing fine. Your thinking, "I wonder if Johnny is up to grade level."
Across the table, Johnny's teacher is remembering the very last comment she made to her class that afternoon, "You know I’m not your major teacher in this class. You guys are. There are 32 of you and one of me. So, don’t tune each other out. You all are teachers and just think, if you learn three new things a day how much you’ll know by the end of the year."
Not the "major teacher?" No way. In these instances, the elementary students are the authorities -- 'cause it sure ain't the teacher.
Note: This article is from the TCRecord.org, the website for the nonsense that is the Teachers College of Columbia University. Not to worry, this nonsense is not only Ivy League. It's in OSU and in your local public school.