Tag: teaching high school

Trust: Today I failed.

I try hard to build, earn and enjoy healthy, appropriate, trusting relationships with students. I want them to be comfortable coming to me — and I think most are. About anything. Yes. I want to believe what they tell me — and try to. I’m not so naive to think that I’ve never been lied to, but I’m willing to take that chance by trusting first — and until I can’t. Through the years that I’ve taught, I think I’ve done pretty well most of the time. Today I failed.

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Do it right the first time, or do this…

Wednesday – Last Student Day
Friday – Graduation
Monday – Memorial Day
Tuesday – SUMMER SCHOOL STARTS
…and this happens every year.

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Teens are worth it!

Those of you in the adulting business, know that you can have a positive impact. Try, even when you don’t see the results, or the result isn’t what you hoped for. And then, when you get one of these occasional notes, recharge your advocating batteries and keep at it.

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Disappointment

What a disappointing, low benchmark for success you have.That may work for you in high school, but you will not get far in life with the expectation and satisfaction of meeting only the minimum.

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I Swear…NOT!

By John Gardner Swearing, cussing, cursing …. or whatever you want to call it, has been around forever. And lately, it seems, it has been around more than I like….. he finds the door locked and, not knowing I was near, unloads a string

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