Jessica, who also works as a lifestyle coach for other teachers, began her now viral post by explaining that she didn’t leave her teaching job because of the ‘lousy pay’.
She explained: ‘It was easier for my former HR director to believe it was because I found something that I was more passionate about. Some would allow them to assume that… let them be comfortable in their assumptions because your truth may lead to discomfort of others. Well… I’m not some. That ain’t me,’ she added.
Jessica went on to list five different reasons that drove her to leave the job, beginning with the fact that she believes society and new parenting ways have changed the way children behave.
‘Parents are working crazy hours, consumed by their devices, leaving kids in unstable parenting/coparenting situations, terrible media influences… and we are going to give the excuse that the KIDS have changed? What did we expect them to do?
‘Kids behave in undesirable ways in the environment they feel safest. They test the water in the environment that they know their mistakes and behaviors will be treated with kindness and compassion.
She explained that such regular use of technology to teach children new skills diminishes the ‘basics of relationship building’ and ‘hands on learning’.
‘In the midst of all of this… our response is we need to be “21st Century” schools. One to one student to technology. Oh. Okay. So forget the basics of relationship building and hands on learning.