Ira is talking about being a good teacher. She claims it is easy to be a bad teacher; anybody can go up their, read directly out of a book and then tell the kids to go do some kind of ridiculous paper that has nothing to do with the subject they were just talking about. It is difficult to be a good teacher because getting kids to think is not easy. Getting students to brainstorm, and critical think is not a easy challenge to accomplish. Certain kids struggle with those kinds of things, and a good teacher would know what to say or what to do to make sure every student is successful. A good teacher tries to get the most they can out of a student. Meaning they ask questions and when a student gives a answer they want more and try to get as much knowledge out of their students as possible.
As a future teacher, I would like to use that method. Every class I had that was just an open discussion about certain writers always make me feel better about myself. It makes me feel more intelligent and knowledgeable I have to think more and try to put together facts which is not easy. I feel like a class like that was just a lot of fun to be in also. The atmosphere is a lot more relaxed. All those reasons are why I would like to run my class like that.