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  •  You fight the good fight. (1+ / 0-)
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    Temmoku

    My cousin who is retired now felt the same way you do:

    To further the avalanche metaphor, it appears we have no way to stop the impending force. But I can create for my students a pocket of air, an emergency kit for when we are all suffocated together under the white weight of numbers. I can stand up for them against over-testing. I can treat them like people, not statistics. I can be a human in front of them, not a robot. I can honor their hearts, not just their minds. I can implement a joke, and not just an objective. I can make my classroom a haven, not just a laboratory.
    He was lucky in that he had a principal who backed him up. I hope that you have the support for what you are doing because you are a fine educator.

    Great first diary!

    We have it within our power to make the world over again ~ Thomas Paine

    by occupystephanie on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 08:05:14 AM PST

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