Teaching and Immigration

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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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Stoic Bastard to Empathy Overload

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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