absolutely excellent post, especially for those of us trudging through graduate work presently
My wife hit one out of the park, recently. Here is a picture that she gave me as I have been deeply reflecting on the future of my classroom. It is a picture of a half filled classroom and a host of silhouettes sitting at desks.
The life of a teacher, like other professions, can be utterly depressing, fulfilling, lonely, exhilarating, and a host of other emotions. Adding to that, the pursuit of a Ph.D. makes it all the more grueling.
A vision that was granted to me, by another, assists me—among other things—to wake up early in the morning and get out of bed to add to my own personal flourishing.
Here is a picture of faceless students figurally representing a host of lives that I hope will turn to real students. This image is already filling in as more and more lives fill my classroom. But, without being…
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