You know, I went looking for research on this before the essay and found little to nothing on the negative soft skills, though there is a bit of a movement around some of the other social aspects of school. And I tend to have a problem writing about solutions; it’s more fun — and easier — just to gripe.

But I’m thinking about it! And I do appreciate the suggestion.

It does seem to me that the first step would be to give agency and meaning back to students, but that is far easier said than done.

just another frustrated teacher

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