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I will. Thanks for the advice. We have a title and no article so I do wonder what angle this person took. But all these non-teachers comparing teachers to complaining brats is ridiculous. We are essential workers cause you’re mad at the push back.
Grocery store workers etc are our students and families. You remove the teacher from the family and community they are entrenched in and reduce them to child watchers. Who has truly spoken to a teacher lately. And one who knows what has been discussed related to new policies
Teachers who do good work don’t want to die on the job just as they don’t want to hurt students, themselves or their families. The profession in 2019-2020 is not the 90s or even early 2000s. And with all these people complaining about teachers considering mortality...
How many non-teachers in a supposedly non-violent profession understand the trauma that resonates through a HS. Deaths every year. From everything society’s got. Staff and students alike. We are in a pandemic but it’s was also the...
...One year anniversary of my student’s sister and mother being murdered by the mothers boyfriend. And that’s just that, let alone my cousin dying from an overdose in his apartment to be found by neighbors days later. 2019 wasn’t a happy precursor to 2020
And let me ADD that teachers are essential workers every year. At least in (NYC) public schools. Where we have to go in no matter the weather. And the teachers (like cops) live outside the boroughs so they can’t make it to work. So we cover classes and
Realize that we are here in a snow storm to watch students. Can’t really have class when only a third of them show up. And whether it’s too hot or too cold, parents keep their kids home for their own health reasons.
Then there are the ambulances we call daily to treat kids for illness, sports injuries, panic attacks, etc. Let alone the clinic we have inside the school that treats thousands. This is about a whole lot more than convenience but that’s just me.
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