This week I am inspired by Nancy Stewart’s post an exemplary public school. Her post brought me down memory lane. I started teaching in 1985 and back then, it was so easy to teach. Students loved learning. I took my students on a ten-day tour to France and Spain so they can experience the French and Spanish culture. I still keep in touch with some of my former students. Those were the good old days where teachers were allowed to teach and students wanted to learn.
The last decade or so, I have seen a major shift in desire to learn for the sake of learning. Our public schools have become much to all of our dismay a political arena. Teachers are bogged down with too many meetings and do not have time to teach. Students, for the most part, have developed apathy for learning. Reading Nancy’s post gave me hope. I will continue to do my part to instill the love of learning to every student that crosses my path.