Podcast: Topher Kandik, 2016 Washington, D.C. Teacher of the Year

Leading from the Classroom: Insights from the 2016 Teachers of the Year

In this episode, Topher Kandik, a high school English and creative writing teacher at SEED Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., tells us how the narrative of teacher as superhero is a dangerous myth.

Here’s Topher.

We are not heroes. We are not saints. We are people. We are people that work hard. We are people that work hard because we know that what we do makes a difference in the lives of young people with whom we work.

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