Why I Lost it at the Teacher P.D. Day
After thirty years of teaching, I was sick of edu-babble.
This past school year, my last before retirement, there was a Friday in October that was designated as a professional development day at my board of education. I was a high school English and drama teacher who was trying to hold it together in my last year of teaching.
At my school, a high school in a mostly upper-middle class neighborhood in Toronto, the day started off promisingly. We listened to a speaker, a young black journalist, radio show…