‘Why Teaching is Harder than it Looks’ by Denise Hong on Female Intel.
This is an excellent article which articulates why teaching is more than just explaining a subject, or even more than making a lesson ‘fun’. Also, I feel the message of this post could extend beyond primary and secondary education and can be applied to a call for University Lecturers to hold a teaching qualificaiton. (Most Lecturers in the UK hold no teaching certification, and because of the push to publish above other qualifications a PhD can be hired for a teaching post without ever having taught.) Furthermore, this article reverberates my feelings why I disgree with the ‘Oh you’ve published a book, you can teach creative writing’ philosophy of most creative writing programmes.