Humility

It takes a healthy dose of ego to become a teacher. The job requires confidence to educate, entertain and inspire students new content on a daily basis. Moreover, teachers must have the guts to work hard even when students are disinterested and resistant to the task at hand.

To claim mastery of the profession — to kick your feet up and declare yourself an expert of the teaching profession takes even more ego. Truly excellent teachers will dismiss this behavior as complacent and self-aggrandizing. No one is ever finished perfecting their craft.

I created this site to focus on humility. Teaching is a craft honed over decades. None of us has all the answers, especially me. GoodTeaching.net is a site where educators can analyze what works, what doesn’t, and how to get better.

The name of this site, GoodTeaching, encapsulates the aims of a lifetime of work. Tomorrow must be better than today. Plan for improvement and take action. That’s good teaching.

I hope this site will inspire educators learn from each other and become better in serving their students and communities.

Tim Kitson
Tim Kitson

Tim Kitson is an educator with an entrepreneurial spirit. Over the last ten years, Tim has worked with thousands of students to develop their reading, writing, critical thinking, and character. As a native of Flint, Michigan, Tim cares deeply about social justice and the role of the individual in its pursuit. He lives in Ohio with his amazing wife and son.