I had this convo with one of my teacher friends yesterday over lunch. We teach at different schools and are both newer teachers. She was telling me about one of her teammates who has years of experience and everyone thinks she is the best thing since sliced bread. My friend knows different(or so she says) because she works closely with her. She said her other teammates are fairly new. Maybe 6 years or less experience and they are always trying new things and trying to improve while this other teacher just sticks with what she knew in all her years. So does years of experience really make you a good teacher? She also said that they had a new P last year who never went into the experienced teachers room because it was assumed she was so good at what she does. Now maybe this lady is a good teacher but it just got me thinking.