The other day I sent a joke out on Twitter in response to a well-known educational quote.
Little did I realise how fragile teachers are. Aside from the insults sent my way, some teachers implored with me on behalf of their colleagues who simply wouldn’t be able to handle reading such a tweet. Their self-esteem, even their mental health would be at risk.
Funny how not one of these people gave thought to my own mental health. Insults directed at me were perfectly acceptable.
But enough of that.
What of the point of the tweet?
It is a feature of 21st century education both for teachers and parents to play the game of ‘guess what’s in my head’ with kids. It is so ingrained in our culture that people don’t even realise this is what we do. So they take offence. However, I hope that some are open-minded and…
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