Too often now, it seems, more every day, that that dang darkness creeps in, a little more each day since the crisis began, and there’s that word again – tired..
The darkness used to creep in a little. Now it’s creeping in a lot. You didn’t design languages to be taught through machines, but through physical proximity, through each other.
It seems like now there is a big wedge between us and our students. And we keep trying to figure it out, because we know we were meant to point to your necklace, to draw attention to it, thereby pointing to you, because what is more important than that? And now here we are just laying it all at your feet because we don’t know what else to do.
Oh, please help us Lord. We are scared and it’s dark and we are tired and it’s all changing so fast in our profession. We look around the battlefield and so many of us have taken big hits, have fallen, or are about to. Many of us can’t afford to fall right now.
And what to do about those who value money and prestige over what is best for the kids? We are so divided amongst ourselves, about the best way to teach. Enemies seem to be everywhere – ignorant administrators and willful students and envious colleagues and hovering parents and experts who lie.