In chapter 4, Tony Wagner focused on his experience as a teacher, an administrators and how teachers and administrators are prepared for their profession. This chapter has provided insight as to what to expect when becoming a teacher and what it was like for Wagner when he was a student teacher. Wagner explains that with his mentor teacher he really didn't get the chance to discuss his lesson planning or what is it that he needs to improve on. On my part, I feel like I have been blessed to have such great mentors that are willing to give me feedback on what I need to improve on. It has been an honor to have mentors that are experts at what they do but know that teaching is a learning process.
If I was the KING of the world, I would abolish the assembly line structure that schools have. Students should want to be able to go to school and learn about things that are relevant to their lifestyles. If a child wants to know how to build a skateboard or a ramp, he/she should know what are the requirements to do so. Obviously they are going to have to learn math, computer designing, etc. I guarantee the student will get to know math because he/she will be enjoying the learning process because it is something that the student enjoys doing. I would want a school filled with teachers that are willing to collaborate and critic each others work with no repercussions. In addition, I would want administrators to be flexible and understanding of teachers. Teachers should have this ability to be creative and at the same time fail at what they are doing so that they can learn from their mistakes. Being the King of the world would be nice to implement all of these ideas, but being the best teacher a student can possibly have would be my ideal world.