Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Sad Story

A follower of The Homework Trap sent me a link to this story of a depressed boy who took his own life. The story starts by depicting him as a happy child at one time, and reports the first signs of things changing with homework and school problems. The story goes on to criticize the mental health profession, but what catches my attention is that homework battles and the ways in which they turn the school and home into a negative experience are central first steps in the story that has been told. Here's the link.


Hugh O'Donnell said...

Hard to read without tearing up. All the teacher professional development in the world doesn't help if we don't understand Maslow's "Hierarchy of Needs."

eigerleadership said...

Very sad to read this. Don't worry bad days will pass very soon.
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