Like A Girl


There is a lot of stuff out there demeaning the use of the  phrase, ” Like a Girl.” and I understand the pejorative uses of the phrase but isn’t it possible that perhaps our world might just be a better place if more of us  including governments did some things, ” Like a Girl.”  I have always been either blessed or at times cursed depending on the situation by being surrounded by strong girls (particularly on creative problem solving teams in school) and strong women at home and at work.  As a school teacher for many years I  discovered that there is nothing tougher and yet more compassionate than a good female school teacher at any level of education and nothing more focused than a girl or woman who decides what she wants and goes after it. So although I won’t often use the phrase ” like a girl,” I sincerely hope that our society does not evolve into one that does all things, “Like a Man.” 

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About safrisri

I have been a teacher since 1971 and have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. My writings will reflect on my past mistakes and successes and what my students have taught me about education.
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