Much like a patient parent, I sit and watch - hoping that you can work it out on your own.
However, I also know that it is my job to guide. I created this. I must guide it.
Anonymity is a beautiful thing. It has a time and a place. It has given many people a space to say things that they can't in other places.
It has also allowed some to be cruel and thoughtless. Petulant. Pedantic.
Today as I read all that comes into my inbox ( and I do read everything, I assure you), I realized that I would not allow this to occur in my classroom. As a teacher, I would protect the vulnerable. I would set the standard.
And I say no more.
Own your comments. If you want to be brutish and offensive, then I refuse to allow you to hide behind my skirt any longer.
Confessions remain anonymous - comments will require a username. If that won't work, I will disable comments. But I will not allow the confessors to be beaten senseless by the un-named.
Not in my house. Not in my classroom. Not in this space.