In the chaos of trying to get the kiddos caught up to where they needed to be, teaching just became teaching. I momemtairly let teaching be my primary focus instead of the needs of my kids. It's easy to forget that they have things in they're lives that they're dealing with. Appreciate that they woke up and said, despite what is happening in my life, I'm going to school, I'm working hard in class.. For a moment, teaching became just teaching as I reached out to hand him a pass to the nurse mid-dash to the other side of the room to help a student who asked for the third time what they're supposed to be doing. When he refused the pass, I paused to examine him. "Did he break out in hives, why won't he go?" When I stopped teaching just to teach I saw tears streaming down his cheeks, and I realized he didn't need my help as a teacher, but as a mentor, as an adult who cares about a child. I needed that reality check as badly as he needed my attention.
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