A1 Well, I love my kids and try to let that help guide me in what to do to support them. Ideally, kids love learning in general and get to focus in on what they love the most. Love among members of the school community. <3
A1: Educators have to 1. Love their CHOSEN profession and 2. Love their students. We have to be guided by doing what is right and best for our students everyday! If you don't like kids don't become a teacher for the love of all that's good and holy! #resiliencechat
A2. Children are coming to school with more baggage than ever before. We want school to be a safe, secure, uplifting experience for students. We must develop relationships to reach our tough students; in sum, we have to show love. #resiliencechat
A1 One poem started out with "Abe Lincoln was an honest man." I couldn't think of anything so I wrote, "He put bad men in the frying pan." Needless to say she didn't read that to the class. #resiliencechat
Q2: Maybe for fear of not being professional. I'm not sure . I have loved what I do and my students from day 1. I have a saying , " You got to love the one your with." So if you are not loving you students, boss, chosen profession then you need to make a change. #resiliencechat
A2: The influence of various types of media on our consciousness... Now before you tell me I'm wrong when was the last movie that painted school in a goid light... No it's cool I'll wait #resiliencechat
A2 I think it might go back to a strain of mistrust and underestimating of kids on the part of our society in general. Combine with patriarchal thinking and discipline in many schools becomes job one; love is "soft" & scorned. Racism plays an undeniable role, too.
A2: Thankful to see 21st Century learning finally picking up more steam. Emotions are finally being embraced as a natural and necessary part of the learning process. #UDL#SEL#growthmindset#resiliencechat
A2: Portraying love can sound soft to those who believe their job is content driven. Ts need to understand that caring — including the virtues of compassion, charity,
generosity, and sharing — is the heart of ethics. #resiliencechat
A3 I don't know when or how the shift began, but over time I've seen more and more people talking about how the best learning occurs in relationship - like JoAnn Deak's "confidence, competence, and connectedness." That opens the door to love.
A3: Bringing back the focus on relationships. Also, administrators recognizing that teaching is incredibly hard work and giving teachers the support and freedom they need to be successful. #resiliencechat
A3: Instructionally... a focus on #PBL and #studentvoice with more student centered learning --promotes active learning! Teachers facilitating, modeling, and co-creating atmosphere with love of learning energy taking over! #resiliencechat
I grew up in poverty. My mom had very little education. She is now in her late 60s. She was telling me a story last week about how her second grade teacher brought her food and checked on her over a Christmas Break. Powerful ! #resiliencechat
A3: Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia #resiliencechat
A4 Hmm. I suppose different kids are harder and easier for us to love (or to allow us to), even for those of us who genuinely love them all. Getting through to them to really know their stories may take time and effort but can help immensely.
Pressure makes “love” in education tough ... we have these kids for a short time and we have to help them move in the correct direction ... all while keeping all of our paperwork in order and achieving proper scores. #resiliencechat
Just had a thought. Remember those years when teachers were encouraged to get involved in an online #ThankATeacher day and things like that? I wonder if that had an effect on them/us realizing the importance of relationship. #ResilienceChat
As I mentioned, I was bullied. I was a vulnerable and sensitive child. But at the same time I was already developing my deep inner strength. That's how I was able to survive all of that despite the fact that, at eleven, I was suicidal. #resiliencechat
A5: No, they would not. Large classes, teachers on overload, too much testing, pressure to succeed. Doubt love would even be something most students would consider although hopefully each has one teacher where they feel this way. #resiliencechat
A5 Kid O had some good well meaning teachers throughout the years. A few of them tried to make her out to be severely mentally disabled simply because they weren't interested in looking deeper. #resiliencechat
A5 I...don't know. I think most *are* loved in school. But I worry that, especially as kids grow older, other things (don't always but) can interfere with that message. And teachers who don't like kids (some of whom are frankly racist) don't help. Sooooo... (1/2)
Q5: I would like to say most feel loved ( respected and treated with dignity). I am not sure we are there yet. We have some incredible educators across this land doing their best to make sure kids are being cared for And because of that hope springs eternal! #resiliencechat
A7 All kidding aside, I will work on nurturing these grown up kids who call me Mom. Talking about people in their 30s who grew up in poverty and didn't receive the nurturing they needed. #resiliencechat