Confession: I Don’t Like All of My Students and Some I Really Dislike

Rae Pica, William Chamberlain, David Bloomfield, Nancy Blair, Joan Young

It is a generally accepted belief that teachers should love working with all of their kids. Fact is, sometimes teachers don’t like some of the kids in a classroom and sometimes teachers may even dislike an entire class, but are hesitant to admit this. This often creates deep feelings of shame, dissonance and doubts about being fit to teach. Our panel talks openly about this dilemma.

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August 5, 2013
Episode Guests
Rae Pica, education consultant, author, and host of Teachers Aid, joins William Chamberlain, a junior high social studies teacher; Dr. David Bloomfield, professor of Education Leadership, Law, and Policy at Brooklyn College; Nancy Blair, a professional development consultant, former teacher and school administrator; and Joan Young, a 4th-grade teacher and therapist, who was a social worker before teaching.
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