Life has got me down. Someone come over and talk to me.
My mother is an EBD school headmistress, my dad used to be a head teacher, my brother is a university professor and my sister works as an educational consultant. When we all get together often my family remarks that I’m quiet or even, when I go off to do something else that I’m being rude. I don’t want to talk about education, educational policy or educational reform. I just don’t care, I don’t want to hear about it anymore after 21 years. Please, learn how to have a normal conversation, about anything other than education. I think it’s worse than usual perhaps because what my sister does directly affects my mum, that my mum took over my Dad’s job when he left and that my brother has been away for so long. It means they are all in this strange ecosystem where they know the same people or which piece of policy is bad or how to deal with an EBD child who’s run away from school.
It’s not that I don’t think they do a good job ( Mum I’m looking at you) but please learn that not everyone wants to talk about education, about how effect various methods at conveying information in a modern classroom and most of all that just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.