Our mind whispers to the spirit, “If we show we cannot break, no one will know we are broken.”
Tag: social emotional care
Giving their pain a voice
Though we cannot bandage the heart, we can help stabilize the spirit. We are one stop on their journey, and we have a role to play.
Managing behaviors and emotions is a daunting task on top of so many other priorities for teachers to consider. So where do you start?
Perfection Pitfalls: Teaching Self-Worth
On my desk sits a bowl of candy. The bowl is titled, “The Grandma Candy Bowl”. It is free to any student who chooses to come to my desk and tell me something about their day or themselves. This week one of my students came to collect his butterscotch and I asked him, “What is … Continue reading Perfection Pitfalls: Teaching Self-Worth
My kids remind me that gratitude is found wherever we look, whenever we look. What will choose to focus on? What brush will we use to paint the story of our lives?
Friday Reflections: Clean up on Aisle 9
Embrace your mess, and meet it head on. Bring your broom and sweep away the fears that life will never be good again. Peace lies below the heartache, it just needs you to remember that love flows and brings order to all things.
Friday Reflections: Pain
Life is messy and I have faith that when my journey comes to a close it will be those moments of pain that delivered me my greatest lessons.
Friday Reflection: Family
We must ensure that every student has a healthy home at school, even if they did not have one at home.
Friday Reflection: Superhero Complex
We all do it. We put the weight of the world on our shoulders. We have to develop the healthy balance of impacting lives while holding on to our own healthy mindsets.
Friday Reflections: Start with Their Story
Every day our students are in the process of memorializing another page to another chapter of their story. When we know who and what they think they are we can empower them to be who they have the potential to be.