Educators follow the curriculum and check standards off their list. They do what they’re told and pray for kids to pass their tests. They are in education for any number of noble or ignoble reasons.
Educationists are self-motivated, undeterred by low pay, system constraints, or political minefields. They are advocates who serve the best interests of students in any educational setting by facilitating students’ natural desire to discover and contribute to the world they live in.
Educators are teachers of content. Educationists are educators with a pinch of artistry and a dash of ministry as they seek to educate mind, body, & soul…their own & those around them.