People talk about how this and that needs to change in education. But I really think that of the biggest things that needs to change in education is the attitude of people about it. We can't go beating up and putting everyone down all the time--whether we agree on the decisions or not. First of it is not healthy and second of all it is very toxic. I felt just very yucky and disturbed by the whole conversation--and it is just not productive.
Sometimes it is hard to take the emotions out of the decisions that educators need to make, but I think that we need to say our piece and then deal with the problem rationally. Because negativity, I think, will ruin some great teachers' careers. I know for me the last few months with everything changing around me in the field, I have thought hard about leaving the field. But I love teaching in my classroom, independent of everyone else, and honestly I don't know what I would do instead.
So I guess I send this cosmic thought out into the void....but I would challenge all of us to be a little bit more positive today, tomorrow, and the next day after that--because we sure need it around here.
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