Reporters in the Classroom: Useful? (Media Coverage)
Now and again, a reporter tries his or her hand at classroom teaching -- either out of genuine interest or at the prodding of an editor -- and reflects on the experience in print. This week we have the latest entry: A reporter asks: Would I like to teach? CSM. However, for all my love of the CSM's education coverage, my take on this example and the genre and its lessons is that little is gained. Others may disagree, but my feeling is that education reporters can be overly aware of classroom ups and downs and 'human interest' and unaware of the dynamics going on around what is or isn't happening in the classroom, which are in the end more important than individual anecdotes. But that's just me.