Finally… our book has gone to print. Phew. Except that now a whole new battle begins.
I am bracing myself for impact.
So sometimes, when in my deepest thoughts, I think, is it fair to do this to the rest of the Michaela staff? The book was my idea after all. But more than 20 of us have written it.
I know what it is like to be hated. But my staff, or at least some of them, didn’t sign up for any of that nonsense. They are teachers, doing an extraordinary job. And when their boss asked them to write a chapter of this book, they said ok.
So where does that leave me morally speaking? Is it right to drag a bunch of young teachers… yes, some are actually 20 years younger than me, if that is possible, which apparently it is… into a world they don’t necessarily know?
The hope is always that our detractors will leave us alone, that they’ll stop with the threats, the personal insults, the hate mail/tweets.
That’s the hope.
But I’m taking a risk with the peace of mind of some of my staff. When they joined Michaela, did they know what they were getting into?
I hope so.
Tin hats on everyone. May God forgive me.