March 23, 2012
"Why can’t our kids just be kids? Why isn’t it enough for them to be happy human beings? When I read this part of your piece, ” God, I love teaching. Seriously. But sometimes I wonder if it’s the best venue. I wonder if what I really love is mentoring and writing.” I thought, “Yes! I could have written that exact thing!” I love teaching, but what I really love is forming positive relationships with students, helping them see their strengths, and growing along with them. I don’t really want to be the one in charge because that power structure is false anyway. And it only works if we can trick students into believing it, which means tricking them into giving up control of their own lives, and that’s not what I’m in the business of teaching to do."

Jaime Woods Comment on John Spencer’s I Want to Play « Cooperative Catalyst

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