We Are At A Turning Point

In a comment to the post entitled “Then God bless you” John Piazza wrote this. I wanted to repeat it here:
Why does it seem that last year was the worst year for so many teachers, and not just CI teachers? I have heard this from traditional teachers as well, teachers who would never have admitted any weakness in “handling” their classrooms, in accordance with the code of silence that so many of us painfully observe, in order to avoid humiliation. Perhaps the financial stresses of so many households over the past few years have become unbearable, as families break up and kids lose their sense of stability. Perhaps decades of budget cuts are finally catching up with schools. Whatever it is, it does seem like we are at a turning point. I am hopeful for my year and my classroom, and I and my students are fortunate to be insulated from many of the stresses I just mentioned (for now), but the big picture is looking a lot less hopeful.




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  1. And things would probably hopeless if we didn’t have a way to teach our students that grabs them and elevates them and honors them. So, in a way, we are equipped to deal with this coming technology obsession and the accompanying madnesses in a way that can keep us sane.

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