In the sprawling suburb of Bridgewater, students came to school on Nov. 30 expecting it to be just like any other day. They were in for a treat when they discovered that they were going to be taught lessons by government officials, board members, and other community leaders that day.
For the first time, the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association (BREA) hosted an NJEA Teacher for a Day event, a program where members of the community are invited to become classroom teachers for the day. Working with a certified teacher, guest teachers had the opportunity to experience what it is like to write lessons, teach classes, and in general, perform all the duties of a classroom teacher.
And along the way, these guest teachers learned some lessons of their own: being an educator is not as easy as it looks, but the rewards make it more than worthwhile.
Learn more about the BREA’s event