Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

We had a very meaningful talk today about scapegoating.  I have noticed that whenever something is done wrong, the class will always blame the actions on a couple of the kids.  I thought it was important to talk about taking accountability for our own actions and understanding that, most times, we are all contributing to the problem in some way.  We also talked about the injustice of pegging a couple people as the “problems”.  First of all, it’s not true.  Secondly, it’s hurtful.  I don’t think most of the class even really realized they were doing this, and they seem very dedicated to being a bit fairer about how they view problems in the room.  As I said to the kids, every single one of us has flaws, and every one of us makes poor choices from time to time, but we can’t lay the blame for everything on just a couple people.  We all have to do our best, and take accountability when we don’t, but that scapegoating is not the answer.  Please reach out to me if you have any questions about this.

We are plugging away on our “Shiloh” murals, and should be done tomorrow.


Spelling       3X each/pyramids

LA                final narrative due

Have a good evening!

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