Immigration, legal or illegal, is a touchy issue for many. As a high school teacher in Houston, TX, teaching immigrants, legal or illegal, is a fact of every day life. Recently I read a book, “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Urrea that opened my eyes. All I can say is…
I thought I knew.
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Emotional strength for me was more elusive than physical or mental strength. It was hard to put my finger on what exactly emotions were.
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For years I’ve worked on detaching with love in the classroom. The basic idea of this is to detach from the emotion of a situation so that you can better focus on logical solutions that are best for everyone involved. Philosophically speaking, it is similar to the approach of a stoic.
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