Why was this one of the Wix selected options when I searched "why"? I don't know why. Why did I select it? Come on. We all know why. Why? I think I'm pretty good at asking myself why I do things, or reflecting as it's called in teacher training. As an educator, I was good at this. I could self criticize my lessons and adapt them in real time. I'm confident saying that this was one of my greatest strengths in the profession. And I think we've got to ask "why" about everything,
There are a lot of wrenches here. Being a middle schooler/high schooler in the early 2000's meant calling people "tools." A lot. I think the root idea was that a "tool" was someone who was fake, phony, or plastic. Someone that was just being "utilized" by society or popular trends. Honestly, I don't think we really knew what we meant by it, but one thing was clear: you didn't want to be a tool. But I'm here to say you should be a tool. Shockingly, I was wrong in high school!