Yes, I also worry about the attitude teachers bring to the classroom, especially for younger children who are being heavily influenced by them! I was home schooled my entire life, so it’s hard for me to talk about the classrooms of public (or private) schools, but from what I’ve heard from others, there’s a LOT of room for improvement!
Your story about leaving your job as a social worker is interesting to me because as I continue looking for ways to make a difference, I wonder if we can do more good working one-on-one or working on the macro level. Or maybe it all depends on the person… I have a lot to explore and even more to learn!
Thank you so much for your comments!