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Jay Ritterson
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We may not like it, and we may not understand where it is leading us as human beings, but this is what is happening.
I sit here at a computer screen and I feel nothing for it, for it is a soulless and uncaring thing. I had teachers I loved and teachers I hated. With more maturity, of the thousands of students who passed through my classrooms, I had hundreds I truly loved as if they were my children--and some I was glad were someone else's children, and I made a personal effort to do something good for even those. I never wanted to be rich or famous, but I wanted to be appreciated, and even loved a little. And I think maybe I was loved, a little. I am a human being, after all.
What is this brave new world we live in? And how is it that, in creating this new world, those I once cherished, now sitting on the other side of a computer screen, will blindly abandon their own children to the sterility and isolation of such an education? I at least lament their loss.
I retired with tears. And society may leave me beside the road to die at some point. Still, I am so thankful to have gotten out when I did. I did my teaching with passion and dignity. And I am rich beyond the wildest dreams of any plutocrat or their science and technology minions.
When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?
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Evidence of fish oil's benefits have come from the fish oil industry, but there is no conclusive evidence that fish oil supplements reduce the incidence of heart attack or other heart disease.
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And it makes it harder to get kids to bed at night and up in the morning. Tell me again what's good about it.
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English Teacher, Retired
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Teacher English language arts, Composition and Literature; Trainer of teachers; Neighborhood tutor
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  • Retired/Volunteer
    English Teacher, 2011 - present
    Advisory to the Minnesota Guild of Charter Schools Tutor for and advisor to Latino Youth Development Coalition in south Minneapolis Professional developer for teachers in the area of Critical Thinking
  • Minneapolis Public Schools
    English Teacher, 1982 - 2011
  • Osseo-Brooklyn Schools
    English Teacher, 1980 - 1982
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If I say nothing, it's because I have nothing to say. -- Try http://jaezz.org/
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  • University Of Minnesota
    MEd, Secondary English Education, 1984 - 2011
  • University Of Minnesota
    BS, Secondary Education, English Language Arts & Theatre Arts, 1977 - 1979
  • University Of Colorado At Boulder
    BA, Theatre Arts (Commuications), 1964 - 1976
  • University of Cambridge
    Literature; Summer Institutes, 2007 - 2011
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