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About a year ago, I became a "they." For over 23 years, I had been a "we," but that ended when I decided to make a career move and left the classroom to become an administrator.
As former teacher and principal, I am keenly aware that society sees patience as one of the most valued qualities for those of us who work directly with children. But given the evidence of how much we have raised the ante on growing up, it is clear to me that those who work with children should no longer view patience as a virtue.
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