As educators we work with all types of kids. Some of these kids come from great homes and others come from families that may be less fortunate. It is so important that we as educators look past the black and white of every situation and see if we can understand the misunderstood.
Some of us look at things in black and white and there are no gray areas. That is our mindset and whether we grew up that way or had a mentor that was that way it is our philosophy when it comes to all things. Everything is either this way or that and if you do something the consequence is the same no matter what level you did it. If there are deadlines and you don't meet the deadline-Too bad!
There are times when situations are black and white, don't misunderstand me, but there are also times when you have to look at things through colored glasses.
Kids come from all different types of backgrounds. Some are raised up with money, some don't get 2 full meals a day, others play playstation by the hour, while there are some that can't afford a new pair of shoes to wear. There are kids that are loved, abused, hugged, cold, hungry, prayed for, read to before bed and taken care of. At school we see all of them. We don't always UNDERSTAND why they act like they act. WHY does a kids sometimes fall asleep during class? Is it because they stayed up all night playing video games? Or is it because they had to sleep on a sleeping bag on the floor because their family can't afford a bed?
Understanding the misunderstood is all about looking beyond the situation. See all angles of it. One of my prior blogs talked about Looking, listening and loving. What is our purpose as educators? What is our purpose as parents?
Please don't misunderstand me, there are situations that may be black and white and it is what it is-but there is always more to the story than you think.
Make sure you don't dismiss a kid because you were too stubborn to look beyond.
Parents-Do what's best for your child(even if it may not be whats best for you!)
(This is my family-Kassi, Maxxwell and that little blonde girl-Kennadi, They make every day an adventure and they are the reason that I do what I do.)
Hope all are enjoying those snow days!
BLHS Dates to look forward to:
Feb. 15th-Courtwarming Dance 7pm
Feb. 17th--No school(President's Day)
Feb. 20th-22nd- Winter Play
First Week in March -BLHS will host Sub-State Basketball
March 17-22 Spring Break