Emphasis, reiteration, and assertiveness in pushing what is only half-believed, or not believed at all, too often take the place of sending out authentic signals of conviction that a child listens for. - Jonathan Kozol, The Shame of the Nation
I just found the one sentence that encompasses my failed phase 3 experience. Oh the fake-ness! The insincerity! The politics and hierarchy and general sleaziness! May I never encounter that again.
And if I do, may I be capable of revealing it for what it is. Unworthy of the classroom.