” When I was a kid, I always thought that teachers were pretty, female, and about 25. My five year old brain was pretty sure that was about all there was to it. And while I’m sure (or I hope?!) that most of us now are aware that that’s a whole lot less than true, there’s probably still a lot that we don’t know about today’s ‘average’ teacher. We’ve wondered before about who teachers are and what they want and need in their classrooms, but I always find it interesting to take a look at the statistics behind our teachers – it helps answer those little internal questions like ‘are more men teachers now?’ and ‘are our classrooms attaining better teacher student ratios?”.” Katie Lepi, originally posted here.