I saw this article on Slate and, for some reason, it put me on the defensive. On one hand, I am childless due to a number of factors. On the other, I am old enough to be a parent to my students, and often get incredibly maternal with them (I would have delivered tea with honey to a sick student today, but Rockhubby borrowed my car). What say you? Are you a different or better teacher because of your parental status? Do you prefer your children are taught by teachers who have kids of their own? Does this supposition make you think about your own status as a parent of non-parent?