You know that feeling, right? That feeling that you started the year super excited that you are going to make a difference and take the world by storm? (Or at least your classroom!)
You are an experienced teacher with a toolbox FULL of ideas to help every student, no matter how challenging, right? #yougotthis !!!
But then that one student joined your classroom.
The one that is distant, hard to reach.
The one that is a bit of a mystery.
You have used every trick you know to connect with him/ her.
You have emptied your teaching toolbox.
Here’s what I do when I’ve experienced that!
Unfortunately no, I do not have all of the answers. I sure wish I did. But I can add this one tool to your toolbox.
There is something SO very valuable in being a part of a collaborative team. Don’t ever think that you are in this alone. Teaching can feel lonely because we work in our own rooms all day but it’s not!
I encourage you to reach out and talk these problems through with your colleagues. Don’t reach out to the negative Nellies that only complain. They will bring you down, too. Only reach out to the ones who are problem solvers and who share your commitment to take the world by storm!
Here are some links to other posts in this blog about challenging students!
Below are links to some great professional resources to add to your Teaching Toolbox that I highly recommend!
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*I also do teacher inservice! If you are interested in having me come to your school to discuss any of these issues on the blog, I’d be happy to visit with you! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org