Friday 4 November 2011

Hot Topic: Bosses with No Teaching Experience

In an ideal world our bosses would be in the education business because they love educating students. However, the reality is that many people start TEFL or TESL schools because it's a chance for them to make money.

They're businesspeople, not teachers or educators.  At one end of the spectrum it works out well since they know how to deal with clients and promote their business, but at the other hand they might not have any idea about curriculum or how to teach.

These same bosses tend to criticize teachers and offer them ridiculous ideas. They might also cater to the parents and their whims rather than back their teachers up.  However, their schools can do very well because of the business know-how the bosses have and many times they end up opening up franchises or another school. 

What do you think?
Do bosses with a teaching background make for better employers?  What's your DOS like: do they have an education background or are they more into the money aspect of teaching? 

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