Listen up, parents. We’ve got some important work to do. And it can’t wait.
I’ve taught kindergarten through middle school. I’ve worked in poor neighborhoods and rich ones, in charter, private and public schools, in different states and even in a different country; and though I’ve seen many differences, there are a few things I undoubtedly see day after day, year after year in my classroom—without fail:
I see kids who are begging for someone to really listen to what they’re saying; kids who are begging to be HEARD.
I see kids who need someone to really look at what they’re doing; kids who need to be SEEN.
I see kids who are searching for someone to acknowledge their best efforts regardless of the outcomes.
I see kids who are praying for someone to validate their feelings, no matter how big or small they seem.
I see kids who are desperate to be loved just as they are.Read More