Re: Single-Sex, Title IX, the OCR and School Violence.

jdespain (
Mon, 13 Apr 1998 19:58:56 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks Mary for your thoughts. I really appreciate the connection.

I really do think that students are simply expressing more of who they
are emotionally, as well as, their frustrations and rebellion with the
system when they are with a substitute teacher than that they are just
hard on the sub...because they aren't their regular teacher.

These circumstances give much evidence and telling symptoms as to the
true emotional state of students and should be studied for what they
reveal about the need for emotional intelligence education and a revamping
of schools inorder to STOP contributing to our socio-problems.

I made the point about regular teachers insensitivity to substitutes
inorder to bring attention to the need for emotional intelligence
education in the schools. Such education would enhance students, parents
and school employees. It would incompass equity education and be inter-

For the children.
Jean-Marie DeSpain, M.S.
Educational Ideals

On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Mary Ann Duffy wrote:

> Thanks to Jean-Marie deSpain for an inspiring post about NEVER giving
> up, despite personal pain.
> I have OFTEN said, "so you're "Joe" today," without realizing that it
> might give offense. I will never do that again, having been "Joe" but
> not having such awful experiences from fellow teachers as she has. The
> students are hard on subs, I know, but I expect that. You have indeed
> chosen a difficult career. Blessings on you for your courage and
> persistence.
> Mary Ann Duffy
> The Linden School
> Toronto, ON Canada
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