“Fruits Basket” Season 2 is a Treasure in these Troubled Times

Let's not mince words. 2020 sucks for the world at large. As an American, I don't see America getting any better any time soon. In fact, I'm afraid it will only continue its downward trend from here. Will we still be a country by 2030? Who knows! BUT, do you know what 2020 did provide … Continue reading “Fruits Basket” Season 2 is a Treasure in these Troubled Times

A Response to “COVID:19 – Guilt and the Breaking Point of Teachers”

Preschool Prattle

As the meme goes, I’m in this photo and I don’t like it.

Mitch Lingo tells it as it is. Teachers are predisposedfrom the very beginning to give everything we have for our students and, what’s more, society. We are taught to ignore our health–both physical and mental–if it means that we won’t be able to give our all to the kids. We are reminded that the school system isn’t going to/cannot step up if we take a step back to breathe. If we dare utter the words, “I need,” we are censured, “You signed up for this,” or “You knew about that going into teaching,” or “It’s for the kids.” Because we did know this and it is for the kids, we cave instead of demanding better. As teachers, we have soft hearts for children, and guilt is a devastating weapon against the kindhearted. For too long, society…

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