The beginning of school. Oh what fun times. For teachers, it’s like a brand new year. New supplies, new students to meet, and new relationships to cultivate. Some students love getting back into their element and spending their days learning. For other students who are rigid and schedule oriented, this beginning is not fun at all. It brings great anxiety and frustration for so many students. It’s hard and requires a LOT of grace as we transition from the summer schedule to our school routine. Expectations change and grasping why the change is necessary is tough for many.
This past week, I had a parent tell me “thanks for loving him through it” as the student was having a hard moment during the day. This comment has stuck around every day as we adjust back into our normal school routine. It’s something that I hold near and dear to my heart. It’s something as educators that I believe we need to cultivate every day. We see our students on their best and worst days.
Every day, we have an opportunity to LOVE our students through their struggles and triumphs. We get to see them in their PRIME and see them all day long. We learn so much about and with our students every day. Do they have their moments? Of course but who doesn’t? As an educator I love being surrounded by students. They get me and I have an opportunity to get them every single day.
Our students appreciate us for who we are and we must appreciate THEM for who they are too. Adjustment and change are so tough for so many. Embracing the moments, caring, building rapport with your students, and having grace for all will make those long days worth it. Our students watch our ever move. Thank you for loving on every student every day & loving them through it too.