• Experience

    Listening to Heal

    I’ve told you before that I’m a teacher IRL. And this year, it’s pushing me in ways it never has before, not only because of the work load and the shift in delivery methods, but also because we have been mandated to provide social/emotional support through an advisory class. I forge good relationships with my students in normal times, but trying to develop connections online and support them in times of trauma and stress is pushing me to be more vulnerable myself and engage in ways that I normally would not. It’s not always comfortable. I’m not a touchy-feely, nurturing type. But I am perceptive, and I do care deeply.…

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