Category Archive for ‘Student relationships’

Supporting students in managing their anxieties

by | 3.29.19

I used to be a teacher who didn’t fully understand when students told me about their stress levels. Students would say, “I’m so stressed out about ____,”  (fill in the blank with just about anything!) and I’d respond, “Well, just make sure you study!” or “Make sure you take care of yourself.” I didn’t perceive anything worrisome – I just thought, “A little stress is normal, and they’ll get over it.”

Why I #LoveTeaching

by | 3.2.18

Backstage, as everything threatened to collapse, I saw my students taking the risk to truly demonstrate compassionate collaboration.

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