Tina on what is happening in our schools:
America has two big problems. A poverty problem and a mental health epidemic. The kids are reeling under these two big problems. No amount of instructional changes is going to solve these problems obviously. But the more acceptance and love we can get into our classes and the less judgement and ranking and sorting, the better we can coax these kids out from under these big problems. Sometimes though I truly think a kid needs to just lie fallow from time to time. This could be education heresy but I sometimes let the kids be. Admin hates it but they’re not always fully human.