In the Silence

In the silence, a shuffle is a landslide.

Clicks and ticks shake the air.

Furrowed brows rattle individual hairs.

Teaching is a human invention, the same is true for our Assessments.

learning has been around for longer than you or I.

(And you don’t need a test to show you know that.)

We are a culture of inventions, addicted to “data-adds-value.”

We forget that we all used to learn at one time.

We used to know more about the world, but then, schools started.

In the silence, our history slips away.


I think I’m channeling my inner Doyle.
We are all complicit. We are all responsible.
I feel that responsibility weighing down on me more every year.

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