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  • Staying Positive, Without the Toxic Positivity - A Teacher Survival Guide

    You are freaking exhausted.  And fed up.  And pissed.  And frustrated.  And have had enough “positivity” and messages to “fill your cup first.” You are over it; I get it.   You just want to cry.  Or vent.  Or scream.  Or completely give up. Or E) All of the above.  I have never heard of so many teachers rail against “toxic positivity” (even this post may be triggering you right now) as I have recently.  And you are right.  It feels like that right now. But until we have the strength and wherewithal to affect real systemic change in education, we have got to start acknowledging ourselves, and allowing ourselves room to breathe, and grow, and learn.  As human beings, not as invincible superheroes.