Backseat Teacher

Backseat DriverIf a backseat driver is a vehicle passenger in the back seat who is not controlling the vehicle and seems to be uncomfortable with the skills of the driver and/or wants to tutor the driver while the driver is at the wheel (definition courtesy of Wikipedia), then…

…a backseat teacher is a classroom teacher who has taken a backseat and who is currently not controlling the learning of the students and seems to be uncomfortable with the skills of the teacher who is in charge of the class and/or wants to tutor that teacher while the teacher is at the front of the class (definition courtesy of moi).

It would seem that that’s how the analogy would go.

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