It has been a rough week in education and I really wish there was more positive news to report, or better still that we had heard from those positive educators who are loving life (there are many). What I will do is share this article on keeping teachers spirits up:
“School Leaders: Don't Let Your Teachers Lose Heart”. By Laurie Barnoski
“Teachers in 2013 are getting discouraged. Their two goals are difficult enough without trying to incorporate all the newest programs and strategies in education”.
“People become high school teachers because they have a passion for young people and a passion for their subject matter. They are willing to try to incorporate a reasonable number of new strategies and programs that will enhance student learning. Think carefully about what and how much you are asking your teachers to do. As administrators, you must encourage your teachers to not lose heart”.
I think this article holds true for education in general, do not lose heart, you all do a lot of good so keep the faith!
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III