This is the last Newsletter for the year. This marks the end of five years of producing what I hope has been helpful advice. The first was in March 2017 ‘There is more to Bullying Than Meets the Eye’ and last week’s, Number 223 ‘Suspensions and Equity’ and so much in between.
I’m not sure whether to continue on next year, it does take an effort and I’m never sure if these have been helpful or in fact if they are ever read. If you would like them to continue please let us know, if not that is fine as well.
In any case, I have loved my time as an educator, I have a special place in my heart for those kids who, through no fault of their own have behaviours that challenge every member of a school community. Too often they are vilified, rejected and abandoned and I understand they are a challenge but more importantly they should not damage school for the other students nor the teachers. It is the Government that abandons them, never providing the resources that would allow mental health professionals in schools to help them resolve their mental health issues. This is never the job of the teacher.
Be assured that, if there is no demand for new and updated Newsletters I will find other ways to keep agitating for these kids and public education.
Finally, thanks to all for your continued work in the best, but now one of the most difficult professions.
Best wishes from Marcia and myself.