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  • Liz Dwyer

    I've read this post a bunch of times and what keeps standing out to me is this part:

    "We’re so quick to judge our youth that we lose the opportunity to reach out to them on a real level. That especially goes for my fellow educators, a few of whom pull out the grouch card at a moment’s notice. “These kids,” usually ends with a sentence that ostracizes the children who we need to reach. “They don’t understand,” translates to “I’m frustrated because they don’t have enough context yet and I don’t know how to give it to them.”

    Amen. There is so much judging and dismissal of our youth, so much discounting of who they are and what they're capable of. They don't have to fit into our very limited boxes. This generation is busy moving the world in their own way and we--educators, parents, etc.--have two choices: facilitate their movement or get out of the way.