For as long as I can remember, I have always been inspired and drawn to children that arrived to school everyday despite challenges at home and various learning styles. My heart broke for these students who were repeatedly dismissed by educators that were not trained to meet their needs, were sent to the office or quite literally banished from the classroom. Students that were seen as “bad” were sent to other schools, and we never saw them again. When educators supported these children by simply listening, opening their hearts and showing compassion, I couldn’t help but notice the difference.
May 19, 2022