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  • Aviva Jaye

    As I tutor I empathize with the teachers of students I am called to assist, knowing the mountain of challenge they have not just with one student but with many. It is often understandable concern and more than a little fear that leads their parents to call on me, often in preparation for state exams...when what I really want to foster is love of learning and discipline to see a concept through. *Le sigh*

    • Liz Dwyer

      Thanks for sharing, Aviva. What do you think needs to happen in our schools to get to that love of learning? And what should teachers like Jose if "learning" begins to turn into making sure students are prepared for the test?

      • Aviva Jaye

        I don't know quite yet what needs to happen. In some ways I feel ill equipped to speak to the possible solutions since I don't primarily work in the schools. The work of orgs like and seem to address some of the places where I see holes...fostering creativity and empathy that make learning more empowering and effective. But that's just a piece of it.