#IjustNeedPencils #andaCrapTonofGluesticks #thestruggleisreal #amazontotherescue
Thank you @readlikearockstar your message is so important. I was really, really, really holding out hope that some folks who have been silent would find their voice and speak to the evil that has exploded. I tried to be patient and believe that people just need some time to come to terms with everything. I NEEDED to believe it. I even put myself in a position of making others think I was excusing folks' silence and defending latent racism. I just needed to believe in my humans. But, it's been three days and I'm seeing more excuse making and blame shifting than stepping up for equality and justice. I'm seeing blind support simply for the sake of not admitting being wrong. Well, my patience has worn thin and my hope is shattered. If not now, when, people, when??
Silence allows the hate to fester and grow and spread. If we are silent now, we can't later be surprised at the expression and extent of the hate.
@sarahplumitallo Thank you for reminding us of the true focus! I have always taught in Title I schools and my son attends a Title I school.
A wild and crazy Friday night at our house!
A lot of you are probably sitting in PD these days. Don't let boredom beat you down! Stay engaged (albeit inappropriately engaged) with Buzzword BINGO! When you hear the latest meaningless buzzword echo from the meeting room walls, mark that mess on the board. If you get five in a row, you lose. Sorry - that means you were either paying attention just a little too well or your district has included too many buzzwords in one PD session. And if you fill the whole board? Well, my condolences. (I made this a couple years ago, but most of this mess still applies 😂. What would you add?)