admin in charge of the 36 transformation schools and she had an interesting
comment in the Times Union when talking about the children in those schools
everybody,” Wright said. “Our work is tough. Many of our children come to
school without their basic needs met. We don’t have a lot of time to empathize
and sympathize with them.”
teachers need to keep students focused on learning despite hardships.
can keep my kids focused on learning while being sympathetic and empathetic, in
fact being those two things make it easier for me to keep them focused because they
allow me to build rapport. Teachers cannot ignore children’s circumstances and
hardships and hope to be successful and it falls between ignorant and heartless
for Mrs. Wright to imply that is what teachers should be doing.
Wright understand that? I hope what she said was just in-artful and not indicative of how she really feels.
part of being a teacher and to be honest it is something she has struggled with
in the past.
So Mrs. Wright if you
think kids are more than just numbers I would encourage you to encourage your
teachers to get to know their children, to build relationships with them
because doing that almost more than anything will lead to success.