Talking to a colleague today about how to start the beginning of the year. We’re thinking about the importance of sharing.
Working in grade six the kids are making a transition into high school. The students are a little nervous and want to know a little more about what’s coming. I’d like to be more honest and open with them about some of the transitions I’ve made, and what problems I’ve encountered and how I dealt with it, but I think more importantly I have to listen and actually acknowledge their fears and concerns.
By promoting the idea that it’s okay to feel certain things, and believe certain things I hope the students are better able to cope with emotional changes.