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May 4, 2022
“I think my expectations haven’t changed The students’ expectations about school [have changed] over the last even 5 years. I have seen a shift in how students have viewed school and what they expect out of their education. I’ve seen a lot more leniency in students’ behavior, the students just don’t understand the importance of high school or they don’t see what’s important but I also think its a stestemnstic problem and it’s the education system needs to change to meet the needs of our students. The pandemic has just brought all of those issues to light, where maybe we were just sweeping those issues under the rug for a really really long time. I am really hard on myself but I think were all our worse critics, so I always think I can be doing better but I’m just really hard on myself. The kids I’ve been able to build a relationship with, I have an easier time keeping them motivated even when they don’t participate, the students I struggle with the most are the ones I haven’t been able to connect with or the ones that don’t want to make a forward connection with me. I don’t think it’s anymore different before the pandemic. Just last year, to this year, I have found myself going back and reworking all of those digital assignments to make them on paper, I personally feel that there’s an important role that technology can play in the classroom and it can be a valuable tool to students learning. The pandemic has brought light to a lot of the issues that have been in education for a really long time and were just now because we had a month out of school, we were seeing those effects, more than what we would have if we were in school.”