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Stephen Downes

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When I was in school I was on the wrong end of physical violence a lot, and it wasn't until Ralph James taught me to box that I was able to put an end to it (thanks Ralph, you really saved me). This article talks around the issue quite a bit, pointing not only to staff shortages, but also to desensitization that make have taken place during online learning, and a lack of what they call traditional discipline. But the article is honest enough to note that there are no easy answers and to recognize that there are "real struggles going on right now that, like so much during the pandemic, are fundamentally different from the experiences we in schools have had before."

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