How to Break a Teacher

There is just so much truth here. Every parent, teacher, administrator, just everyone should read this because we should be doing all we can to keep our teachers from being broken down. I’ve seen it happen to some wonderful teachers. I’ve broken a few times in my career, being stubborn or maybe glutton for punishment or in reality just that committed to my calling, and yes I wholeheartedly believe teaching is a calling, I keep coming back for me.

A 21st Century Cynic

I know teachers who’ve been broken.  I’ve witnessed the breaking of teachers as it happened.  As a teacher, I myself was broken.  How did, and does, this happen?

When preparing to write this blog I had a clear choice to make.  I could take the affirmative line (how to build up a teacher) or I could take my more customarily negative approach.  As you can tell from the title, I’ve opted for the latter.  This is not simply because I am a negative person.  It is because there is absolutely NO urgency in discussing or learning how to “build up” a teacher.  On the other hand, there should be a great sense of urgency, on the part of education “professionals,” to prevent the breaking of a fellow “professional.”  If only this were the case…

Before I go any further, I should probably explain what I mean by “broken teacher.”  I am not…

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