This time of year not only is the weather crazy with rapidly changing temperatures, winds, precipitation and forecasts, but so are my students moods and mine. Between the full moon last week, Halloween and daylight savings time- I think that everyone is ready for a break. What do you do to set yourself up for success during this time? Do you change your sleeping habits early or are you just thankful for your one extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning? Do you believe that the cycle of the moon and the tides effect peoples behavior? WMYST (What makes you say that?)
High school is a stressful time for most students and teachers; I cannot imagine the compounded stress added to students that don't have a stable and safe home. The frustration with the social service system, the need to keep up on school work, athletic requirements, not to mention clean clothes and laundry. What can we do to help as teachers, as a school system? We need to do better at creating a safe and bully-free environment for those students! Students need to all be aware of whom they should contact, where they can find help or services, and how they can access those people.
Gail Ashburn is an author with attitude. Although she remains unpublished (NOT FOR LONG,) in her mind she is wildly successful. Writing is truly a passion when no one reads it , but you!