Monday, December 3, 2018

Reflection for the Week - December 3

Today, what matters in many a classroom is not a well thought out argument, but how the view affects one’s personal emotional state. If someone says “that hurts my feelings,” even when it may be a valid position, this tends to be a weightier reason for rejecting it than offering a credible riposte on the level of ideas. As such “feelings” increasingly become the criteria for a better or worse view; this will create serious conflict, and even sometimes jeopardize job security for teachers.