During back-to-school staff development, I always wished they’d just save us the time and write “Spoiler Alert: It’s All Your Fault!” on the first panel of their Slide Deck of Shame. Those slide decks almost always came from a white man on a stage with a disappointed expression.
This pressure and lack of support can cause what feels like a constant, low-grade emotionally abusive relationship. A dark codependency materializes, with staff told that if they just work harder, give up more hours of their lives, and tutor more, students will “achieve.” Achievement, in this regard, of course means higher scores.
eir work that ought to be recognized. They generally come into their work with their hearts in the right place, a… had a humility in their work that ought to be recognized. They generally come into their work with their hearts in the right place, and their minds on constant evolution. The folks in the room know how to walk into a classroom and make the space a learning vehicle.