At some point I’ll put my thoughts in writing on my specific experience with teaching in public school. This guy’s story is similar to mine (minus the teacher-of-the-year award- hey we can’t all be that good). Parents- start investing more … Continue reading
What a wonderfully insightful post on what it really means to have a troubled teen.
Great insight into what constitutes motherhood!
Great words of advice for teachers (and parents). Always keep the end in mind. Always.
It’s 4 a.m. I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep. But, I can’t. Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain. Why? Because I am stressed about my students. Really stressed. I’m so stressed that I can only think to write down what I really want to say — the real truth I’ve been needing to say — and vow to myself that I will let my students hear what I really think tomorrow.
This is what students really need to hear:
First, you need to know right now that I care about you. In fact, I care about you more than you may care about yourself. And I care not just about your grades or your test scores, but about you as a person. And, because I care, I need to be honest with you. Do I have permission to be…
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