Friday, August 20, 2010

Hands are not for hitting...

"A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds." -ChildHelp, National Child Abuse Statistics

One thing about teaching is that it certainly opens your eyes up to the world. Everyday I interact with children and parents from such a wide varieties of backgrounds. Backgrounds so different from my own.

While some days this is such a positive, multicultural, melting pot, 2+2 = 5 experience, today it just depresses me. In this one week, we've had to report 2 possible abuse situations to the administration about students on our team. It infuriates me. How can someone do that to "my" kids? How can they let it happen to "my" kids?

Just two weeks in, and those kids are already mine. It hurts me when they hurt, and these particular ones are not even what you'd call extremely "loveable" kids. But, no wonder they don't do their homework, no wonder they can't focus in class. It makes makes me mad.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I certainly share that anger and frustration!!! It's just hard to imagine what some of our kids have to endure---some of them are just fighting to survive, so no wonder homework and classwork aren't high on their priority list.


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