How to Teach in the Dark
Teacher Samuel Paty is a teacher.
He has been teaching for more than 30 years.
But he’s also got an obsession.
His job is to find and teach the next generation of educators.
He also wants to help them succeed in the world.
He is the author of How to Find, Teach and Succeed in the World of Teaching: Why We Must Teach the Next Generation of Educators, and he recently published the book Teaching the Next Gen. In this interview, Paty talks about his book and his journey to finding, teaching and becoming a teacher in the dark.
The conversation has been edited for clarity and length.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I grew up in rural Kentucky, which is a rural state.
I moved to Los Angeles when I was 11.
I went to UCLA and got my master’s in education, and my first book was titled The Next Generation, which was a big deal.
It was the first time I got a book deal.
My mother, she was really into teaching and her son, who’s a teacher now, told me about a book called Teach the Future, which talks about the future of education and what it means to be a teacher, and she loved it.
It’s one of the best books I ever read, and I went and bought it and went home.
And I came back, and it was a complete rewrite of it, and that’s when I started teaching.
I had a year-and-a-half gap between when I got my masters and when I moved back to Los Angles.
So I taught a year, and then after I got back I did two more years of teaching.
That’s how I got to be where I am today.
And then I taught for about 20 years.
My mom, she loved teaching, so she taught me a lot.
She was the inspiration behind it.
Teaching in the Darkness: Why we must teach the future What do you think about teaching the future?
What are some of the challenges that you face?
First, I think there are a lot of people out there that are teaching for the future.
I mean, it’s an extremely competitive industry, so I think that there’s a lot that goes into it.
We have a lot more time and resources than we used to have.
So there’s more of a challenge than I’m used to.
I don’t think I have a particular set of problems that I have.
I think it’s going to be an amazing industry.
I also think that we have an education system that’s just so broken, and the education system has been so broken that it’s almost as if the system has collapsed.
And it’s very easy for people to say that, because it’s easy to have a conversation about it.
I would say that I would like to be able to teach at a level that people would be comfortable with.
I’d like to make sure that I’m comfortable teaching in a world that I can reach the people that I need to reach.
And also, I’m a person who’s been in the business for 30 years, so it’s been a long time since I’ve been in a position of authority, which for me means being able to do something that’s not easy.
I can be very open about what I do and what I feel about it, but I’ve had a lot to deal with.
So if I could teach at the same level as the rest of the teachers I know in the country, I would be proud to do it.
And if I had to teach in the darkest of places, I’d want to be comfortable doing it.
So what are some challenges that I see as you’re in your position as a teacher?
First, I see it as a very challenging profession, and not as much of a job as other professions that people think of.
For instance, I’ve never had any problems with being fired.
I’ve not had any disciplinary problems.
I’m not a bad person, I don, I have no issues with my students, but the people who have been fired are the people you hire.
So for instance, when I teach in Detroit, there’s an issue of, in the last two or three years, a number of students, particularly black students, who are in my class, have been stopped and asked questions about their race, and they’ve been told, “Oh, we’re not going to hire you.
We’re not interested in your experience.
We don’t like you.”
And that is a very difficult situation.
I just think that it takes a lot for people in our profession to be open about who they are and what they do, and how they think.
I have to be very upfront about who I am, and what my background is.
And the people around me, it just becomes very difficult to get them to open up to that.
I see that as a challenge, but also,