Levar Burton explains “cancel culture” so beautifully. It’s not cancel culture, it’s consequence culture.
“What happens to you is much less important than how you react to what happens to you. That determines your life.”
He talked as I taught the lesson. I asked him to stop.
He talked some more during work time. I asked him to stop.
I changed his seating – nestling him between two quiet students. He talked out loud instead of getting his work done.
I called him to my desk. His parents’ phone numbers were in front of us.
I rarely call home.
“Who shall I call? Mom or dad?”
“Mom,” he said.
“Dad it is!”