Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Opus 2017-105: New Terms: Trauma, part 4 of 4, The Solution

We need to be understanding.  No one would argue with that.  The problem according to Sporleder is that we are stressed so we overreact.  The students are stressed because of the trauma in their lives so they have no self control.  The illustration is the child that was “brutally beaten” the night before and can expect the same tonight.  I know that the illustration reflects real life.  Brutality happens.  It does not happen to everyone.  And keep in mind that to many educators raising your voice to a student is brutality.  Making them feel bad is brutality.  I was once called on the carpet because the student felt bad when I was talking.  He could not give anything I said but it made him feel bad, it was just a feeling.   ?????  Welcome to modern education.

You will be glad to know that we now have the trauma solution.  Evidently the answer is to allow the student who has just dropped the F bomb five times and questioned whether your parents were married to leave class for a time-out room where he can get in touch with his feelings.  When he has dealt with the deep trauma that is effecting his life he will return ready learn.  This miracle will take place in ten minutes, or however long it takes to smoke a cigarette.  On returning he will be allowed to bring his pet unicorn and any Easter Bunnies he came across in the hall.  (I just made up that last part.  I get carried away.  Please forgive me.  No?  Stress.  Can I go to the time out room?)

In the quest for progress there are certain words that must be labeled as evil.  This time the big bad word was “traditional”.  “Rules” of course are anathema.  The student really wants to work hard, get an education and be successful.  It doesn’t matter that his hero is a basketball star with groupies following him everywhere.  It is irrelevant that he figures he can make all the money he needs by selling drugs.  If we can just deal with his trauma all will be sweetness and light.

It started to dawn on me that he had a program to sell the school district.  Since I will be gone next year I will not be forced to deal with it.  Unfortunately I will still be a part of society that will be inundated with these walking tragedies.  So will you.

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