This is a question for all the teachers out there. Who’s on your team? Other teachers? Check. The administration? If you’re lucky. Parents? If you’re smart. So…what about your students?
Look, I taught in the classroom for ten years, and I know how easy it is to slip into thinking about you and your students as Me versus Them. Walk into the teacher’s lounge and you’re likely to get that feeling reinforced. “Don’t let them get you down!” colleagues will say. “You show them who’s boss.” Now it’s Us against Them. Teachers versus Students.