In Search of Balance with The Bacchae


The IB Learner Profile includes the attribute of balance. Students have joked to me that it’s painfully ironic when teachers preach balance and in the same breath announce taxing summative assessments, and I sympathize. But it’s up to every individual to determine where we draw our lines between cold-eyed restraint and reckless abandon, and to arrange our lives accordingly, understanding that to lead fulfilling lives, few of us can successfully smother an entire half of our natures.