At the end of last week this article
on the importance of being kind to our students was floating around facebook but I never had time to sit down and write about it. Despite the busy weekend I found myself thinking about it frequently. I thought about it when I watched my daughter excitedly squeal over a book and wonder how her kindergarten teacher will treat her. I thought about it when I thought about my students who are moving on from my room next year to another school or out of our program. I thought about my own end of year frustrations and how this time of year it's easier to be grumpy than to be kind.
I thought of the students I was kind to in the past despite groans from coworkers. I thought about how sometimes we're not as kind as we want to be because we're proving to those around us that we're in charge.
It's a good reminder for this time of year.
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