What Students Really Need to Hear

Definitely gives you a pondering thought. Wish I would have read this in college. Its still good to read now ๐Ÿ™‚ Take a look.

AFFECTIVE LIVING

Itโ€™s 4 a.m. ย Iโ€™ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep. ย But, I canโ€™t. ย Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain. ย Why? ย Because I am stressed about my students. ย Really stressed. ย Iโ€™m so stressed that I can only think to write down what I really want to say โ€” the real truth Iโ€™ve been needing to say โ€” 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. ย 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 beโ€ฆ

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