Being a Substitute Teacher is like being an Adoptee

Lifting Taboos


For years I taught Elementary and High School. I taught a number of subjects ranging from Fourth Grade Math to Eleventh Grade US History where we learned about how society changes who we are as an individual and also how the US used its super powers to devastate, conquer and destroy. I taught about how all this destruction and the so-called manifest destiny actually changed people from the inside out.

I taught for many years, watching and listening and observing students who came from backgrounds where their parents care too much and not enough. I listened to parents bitch and moan and loath and also praise their kids who cared too much or not enough

I held the hands of my girls as they were growing up as the teacher’s kids so they in turn got special treatment and at the same time had higher expectations.

I spent a lot…

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