Developing the Whole Educator to Develop the Whole Child

It’s been a turbulent few weeks for our country. Many of us had to navigate difficult conversations, differences of opinions, and complex feelings in ourselves, our colleagues, and our children. The tidal wave of emotion and angst from the election was perhaps felt most acutely in schools across the nation. In the words of one teacher: “Today was the worst day I’ve experienced as a teacher. Maybe ever. How can I possibly be there for my students, when I haven’t had the chance to process my own feelings? I have students who fear for their safety, who fear that their families will be deported. I am not a trained grief counselor, but that’s who I needed to be today.”



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