Friday, May 25, 2018

With You

My adult son has had some medical issues recently.  My wife said something to him that really made me think.  She said, "We are 'with you' as you go through this".  It was simple, yet really meaningful. 

Now fast forward to the education world.  I thought to myself, do my students know that I'm WITH THEM?  Do I communicate the idea of "WITH YOU" in everything I do as a teacher?  Do I actually tell them that we are partners in this adventure/struggle?   Every single interaction with each student is important. 

A message to my students:  I'm WITH YOU.   I can feel your struggle.  I hurt when you hurt and am happy when you thrive.   I can't do it for you, but I will be right beside you encouraging you the whole way.  We are partners.  You are not alone.

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