An educator of 25 years describes how the teaching profession has changed dramatically in recent years. While teaching today is not impossible to do, it has become an unsustainable career. Teachers young and old are effective, yet they cannot keep up with all of the demands. Individualized instruction is laborious to plan, implement, and assess. Specialized learning disrupts community building. Ultimately, teaching is a great job that is incredibly difficult to do.
Sustaining the Unsustainable
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