🤜🏽 Summer and extended breaks can be devastating for some students. ✔I knew this, but didn't REALLY understand it until a few years back. I had a a couple of students crying because school was out for the summer.☀️ One student in particular cried as she stated that she didn't have a real place to call her own. Both parents were unreliable, one on drugs and the other an alcoholic, so she stayed with an aunt who really wasn't the best role model, but she was all she had. School was a safe place for her. Although I didn't think she was paying attention half of the time and would goof off the other times, she really liked school... and even though I would stay on her, she expressed sincere gratification for me as the year ended.
I would always ask students how their holiday breaks were and used to be surprised to hear their responses... that it was boring and they wanted to be in school. So, although teachers may be pulling teeth 🦷just to simply teach, all students have a story. Proceed with care. ☝🏽
Additionally, l've had colleagues to go through family issues and opt to come to work for a sense of normalcy. I've seen tears shed throughout the day, but they would rather return for their own sanity Everyone has a story, proceed with caution. ~
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