Are We Destroying the Self-Esteem of Our Students?

I fear that our education system is tearing our students self-esteem apart.
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I have been teaching math for almost 17 years now. If you factor in my internships, it is probably closer to 18 years.
Most of the time, the students I was dealing with came from very vulnerable backgrounds.
They all had very low self-confidence and self-esteem.

Many of them had dropped out of the public school system altogether.

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I am from Germany but have spent more than half of my life in Denmark, and other places abroad. I have a background in teaching, both youngsters and adults. I am interested in a wide field of things, which I love to teach and write about. Sustainability, technology, politics, social change, and mental health are just some examples.

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