Godaiva Gbetodeme used to think a teacher needs to be an authority figure who commands respect — if necessary, by “knocking” kids in the head. Now she has a new philosophy: “As a teacher I should be approachable. I should be their friend.”

Godaiva Gbetodeme used to think a teacher needs to be an authority figure who commands respect — if necessary, by “knocking” kids in the head. Now she has a new philosophy: “As a teacher I should be approachable. I should be their friend