I wrote this last year. However, now, after a keynote on self-love and self-care that has me boiling (“find time for yourself” rather than “The system is the problem.”) , it seems the love that I want to bring to the classroom and to my work is far different than the love the system wants me to bring.
(Like many teachers, I’m suffering from so many feelings right now. July is winding down. I’ve been taking classes on distance learning, working on new units, and rethinking how to build a culture of caring, community, and creativity on-line, as it seems that’s the way things will be heading for a while. I’m also, as my friend @MonteSyrie notes of himself (and so many educators) mourning a loss of place and self…of who I was in the classroom.
But there are also ample opportunities to do things better, to become more and constantly evolve. After all, as I often note, we are all human beings in the becoming. We are all chasing a better version of ourselves…or we should be.
And that’s where this blog post comes from. How can we be better in the classroom for ourselves and for our students? Perhaps an admission that…
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