3 comments on “The Compliment

  1. Jake you’ve always seemed to be at home as a teacher. The bureaucracy has always been about 2 things as far as I can see, 1. to avoid TAKING Responsibility and 2. to justify their own existence. I suggest looking into ways to tune your attitude. ONLY you Can do that. I use yoga & prayer/meditation. Only You know your heart & what IT requires to be happy. It ‘seems’ to me that you are a very good teacher, however sometimes a change is necessary. Don’t sweat the small stuff and remember it’s all small stuff in the end. 🙂 Contact me if you feel so moved. 😉

  2. Ugh, this makes me so upset. I hate that good teachers – the really good ones, who are made to teach, who care about their students, who instinctively know what to do to make kids want to learn – end up completely doubting themselves because of ridiculous state mandates that teachers, parents and administrators alike agree are worthless — or, at the very least, not true measures of students’ (or teachers’) success. The people in charge of education should not be in charge of education.

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