Questions of science, science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart
“The Scientist,” Coldplay
The absolute greatest gift of being a teacher by profession is accumulating throughout your career the young people gifted you by your classroom.
A few days ago, I was having lunch with a former student and current teacher, Ali Williams, who teaches English at a majority-minority, high-poverty high school in the school district that serves the county where I teach.
Among the ramblings of our nerdfest, we talked about language, about the challenges of trying to be a good teacher, and about the fields of psychology and sociology, a tension that has more and more fascinated me over a thirty-plus years career as a teacher.
For anyone who doesn’t know Ali personally or who has never spent time at her school or with her students (I have had several teacher candidates placed…
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