Our mind whispers to the spirit, “If we show we cannot break, no one will know we are broken.”
Tag: trauma informed
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.
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 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.
Trust: Why I tell my students I love them every day
I begin the year as every teacher does: In front of new students who do not know me and are cautious about the idea of ever getting to know me. Even before the dust of our first acquaintance has settled, I make sure to call each of them by name and say the most important … Continue reading Trust: Why I tell my students I love them every day