What Students Really Need to Hear

I didn’t write this… but I love it!
Its a great piece, written from the heart and describes how every teacher should feel about their students and should be teaching! What students need to hear… and believe!
“And the next day, guess what? I will be here waiting — smiling and patient — to give you a fresh start. Because you are worth it”.


It’s 4 a.m.  I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep.  But, I can’t.  Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain.  Why?  Because I am stressed about my students.  Really stressed.  I’m so stressed that I can only think to write down what I really want to say — the real truth I’ve been needing to say — 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.  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 be…

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