4 thoughts on “Appreciating Good Teachers In These Tough Times for Educators

  1. Thank you, Jan, for writing this blog.  My daughter teaches at Noble Elementary in CHUH School District.  She is definitely a teacher who represents this quote from your blog- “Overall the students I talked to, from primary-grade children to graduating seniors, had the sense that their teachers had their best interests at heart and their classrooms were good places to be.”Now that they are back in the classroom, she is tried at the end of the day but refreshed because her  “littles” as  she calls them define who she is as a teacher.  I pray every day that her commitment to these children sustains her until she is ready to retire.Gail LarsonProud parent of an educator in 2021

  2. Thanks for sharing, we are in a transformation period. Our families have been on the chopping blocks for too long and some of the educators wanted it that way, running the home and school association without the home, shit how many understand what an educator is and made home visits to connect with our families. My grandson school promotes division among parents, the teachers are the home and school association and control all the activities. They don’t partner with us, don’t even want to talk to us or our children. Covid recorded zooms was all the proof we needed for the disconnect in our schools, community and homes. Looking forward to what learning in the present future become!! #hova1twoandthreestronger #redhenexploring2021 On Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 7:47 AM janresseger wrote:

    > janresseger posted: “A trio of columns circulated by the Washington Post’s > Valerie Strauss should raise alarm about the pressures today driving > teachers to leave the profession. An 8th grade language arts teacher from > the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Steven Singer describe” >

  3. Another outstanding Jan Resseger article if just for the education quotes alone! I would like to add another one by author Tracy Kidder, who wrote in his book Among Schoolchildren: “Teachers usually have no way of knowing that they have made a difference in a child’s life, even when they have made a dramatic one…Good teachers put snags in the river of children passing by, and over the years, they redirect hundreds of lives. Many people find it easy to imagine unseen webs of malevolent conspiracy in the world, and they are not always wrong. But there is also an innocence that conspires to hold humanity together, and it is made of people who can never fully know the the good that they have done.”

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